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RS260-E3
Dual Intel® Xeon™ 2U Rackmount Server
800 MHz Front Side Bus
Service Guide
E2267
First edition V1
November 2005
Copyright © 2005 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved.
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Contents
Notices ............................................................................................... vii
Safety information ............................................................................ viii
About this guide ................................................................................. ix
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
System package contents .................................................... 1-2
1.2
System specifications .......................................................... 1-3
1.2
System specifications .......................................................... 1-4
1.3
Front panel features ............................................................. 1-5
1.4
Rear panel features .............................................................. 1-5
1.5
Internal features ................................................................... 1-6
1.6
LED information .................................................................... 1-7
1.6.1 Front panel LEDs .................................................... 1-7
1.6.2 Rear fan LEDs ......................................................... 1-8
1.6.3 System fan LED ...................................................... 1-8
1.6.4 Power supply LED ................................................... 1-9
1.6.5 LAN port LEDs ........................................................ 1-9
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.1
Chassis cover ....................................................................... 2-2
2.1.1 Removing the front bezel ....................................... 2-2
2.1.2 Removing the top cover ......................................... 2-3
2.1.3 Installing the top cover .......................................... 2-5
2.1.4 Removing the air duct ............................................ 2-6
2.1.5 Installing the air duct .............................................. 2-6
2.2
Central Processing Unit (CPU) .............................................. 2-8
2.2.1 Removing the CPU heatsink .................................... 2-8
2.2.2 Installing a CPU ....................................................... 2-9
2.2.3 Installing the CPU heatsink ................................... 2-12
2.3
System
2.3.1
2.3.2
2.3.3
2.4
Hard disk drives .................................................................. 2-16
2.5
Expansion cards .................................................................. 2-18
2.5.1 Installing a low-profile expansion card .................. 2-19
2.5.2 Installing a full-length expansion card .................. 2-19
2.5.3 ZCR socket ........................................................... 2-23
2.5.4 Mini-PCI Socket ..................................................... 2-23
memory ................................................................. 2-13
Memory configurations ......................................... 2-13
Installing a DIMM ................................................... 2-15
Removing a DIMM ................................................. 2-15
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Contents
2.5.5
Cable connections .............................................................. 2-25
2.6.1 Motherboard ......................................................... 2-26
2.6.2 SCSI backplanes .................................................... 2-27
2.6.3 SCSI HDD configurations ....................................... 2-28
2.6.4 SCSI ID assignments ............................................. 2-31
2.6.5 SCSI jumper settings ............................................ 2-31
2.6.6 SMBus and backplane power cabling .................... 2-32
2.6.7 Fan boards ............................................................ 2-33
2.7
Removable components ..................................................... 2-35
2.7.1 Hot-swap mid-fans (80mm) ................................. 2-35
2.7.2 Rear fans (60mm) ................................................ 2-36
2.7.3 Power supply modules .......................................... 2-36
2.7.4 Slim optical and floppy drives ............................... 2-37
2.7.5 Front panel LED and switch board ........................ 2-38
2.7.6 SCSI backplanes .................................................... 2-38
Chapter 3:
Installation options
3.1
Rackmount rail kit items ....................................................... 3-2
3.2
Attaching the rails to the server .......................................... 3-3
3.3
Attaching the rack rails ........................................................ 3-4
3.4
Rackmounting the server ..................................................... 3-6
Chapter 4:
Motherboard info
4.1
Motherboard layout .............................................................. 4-2
4.2
Screw holes .......................................................................... 4-2
4.3
Support kits for the motherboard ........................................ 4-4
4.4
Jumpers ................................................................................ 4-6
4.5
Connectors ......................................................................... 4-11
Chapter 5:
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Configuring an expansion card .............................. 2-24
2.6
BIOS information
5.1
Managing and updating your BIOS ........................................ 5-2
5.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk .............................. 5-2
5.1.2 AFUDOS utility ........................................................ 5-3
5.1.3 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility ................................ 5-6
5.1.4 ASUS Update utility ................................................ 5-8
5.2
BIOS setup program ........................................................... 5-11
5.2.1 BIOS menu screen ................................................. 5-12
5.2.2 Menu bar ............................................................... 5-12
Contents
5.2.3
5.2.4
5.2.5
5.2.6
5.2.7
5.2.8
5.2.9
Navigation keys .................................................... 5-12
Menu items ........................................................... 5-13
Sub-menu items ................................................... 5-13
Configuration fields .............................................. 5-13
Pop-up window ..................................................... 5-13
Scroll bar .............................................................. 5-13
General help .......................................................... 5-13
5.3
Main menu .......................................................................... 5-14
5.3.1 System Time ......................................................... 5-14
5.3.2 System Date ......................................................... 5-14
5.3.3 Legacy Diskette A ................................................ 5-14
5.3.4 IDE Configuration .................................................. 5-15
5.3.5 Primary/Secondary IDE Master/Slave,
Third, and Fourth IDE/SATA ................................. 5-16
5.3.6 System Information .............................................. 5-17
5.4
Advanced menu .................................................................. 5-19
5.4.1 CPU Configuration ................................................. 5-19
5.4.2 Chipset Configuration ........................................... 5-21
5.4.3 Onboard Devices Configuration ............................ 5-23
5.4.4 PCI/PnP Configuration .......................................... 5-27
5.4.5 Power Configuration ............................................. 5-28
5.4.6 Hardware Monitor ................................................. 5-31
5.5
Server menu ....................................................................... 5-33
5.6
Security .............................................................................. 5-35
5.7
Boot menu .......................................................................... 5-38
5.7.1 Boot Device Priority .............................................. 5-38
5.7.2 Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 5-39
5.8
Exit menu ........................................................................... 5-41
Chapter 6: RAID configuration
6.1
Setting up RAID .................................................................... 6-2
6.1.1 RAID definitions ...................................................... 6-2
6.1.2 Installing hard disk drives ....................................... 6-3
6.1.3 RAID configuration utilities ..................................... 6-3
6.2
Adaptec SCSISelect(TM) Utility ! .......................................... 6-4
6.2.1 Configuring the SCSI controller .............................. 6-5
6.2.2 Enabling the Host RAID Controller .......................... 6-5
6.2.3 Creating a RAID 0 set(Stripe) ................................. 6-6
6.2.4 Creating a RAID 1 set(Mirror) ............................... 6-10
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6.2.5
6.2.6
6.2.7
6.2.8
6.2.9
6.2.10
6.2.11
Creating a RAID 10 set(Stripe+Mirror) ................. 6-13
Adding a spare drive to a RAID 10 set ................. 6-17
Deleting a RAID 10 set spare drive ...................... 6-18
Deleting a RAID set ............................................... 6-20
Rebuilding a RAID set ........................................... 6-21
Verifying a RAID set hard disk drive ..................... 6-22
Making a RAID set bootable .................................. 6-22
Chapter 7: Driver installation
7.1
RAID driver installation ......................................................... 7-2
7.1.1 Creating a RAID driver disk ..................................... 7-2
7.1.2 Installing the RAID controller driver ........................ 7-4
7.2
LAN driver installation ........................................................ 7-11
7.2.1 Windows® 2000/2003 Server .............................. 7-11
7.2.2 Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0 ................................ 7-13
7.3
VGA driver installation ........................................................ 7-15
7.3.1 Windows® 2000 Server ........................................ 7-15
7.3.2 Windows® 2003 Server ........................................ 7-16
7.3.3 Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0 ................................ 7-16
7.4
Management applications and utilities installation ............. 7-17
7.4.1 Running the support CD ....................................... 7-17
7.4.2 Drivers menu ........................................................ 7-17
7.4.3 Management Software menu ................................ 7-18
7.4.4 Utilities menu ........................................................ 7-18
7.4.5 Contact information ............................................. 7-18
Appendix: References
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A.1
Power supply ........................................................................ A-2
A.1.1 General description ................................................. A-2
A.1.2 Specifications ......................................................... A-3
A.2
OS Support List .................................................................... A-4
A.3
Qualified Vendors List (QVL) ............................................... A-4
A.4
Troubleshooting ................................................................... A-7
A.5
PVL/2U/SCSI block diagram ................................................. A-9
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
W A R N I N G ! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to
the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations.
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• Before installing or removing signal cables, ensure that the power cables
for the system unit and all attached devices are unplugged.
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing any additional devices to or from the system,
ensure that the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the
signal cables are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from
the existing system before you add a device.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your dealer.
Operation safety
• Any mechanical operation on this server must be conducted by certified
or experienced engineers.
• Before operating the server, carefully read all the manuals included with
the server package.
• Before using the server, make sure all cables are correctly connected and
the power cables are not damaged. If any damage is detected, contact
your dealer as soon as possible.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Place the server on a
stable surface.
This product is equipped with a three-wire power cable and plug for the
user’s safety. Use the power cable with a properly grounded electrical
outlet to avoid electrical shock.
Lithium-Ion Battery Warning
C A U T I O N ! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
CD-ROM Drive Safety Warning
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
Heavy System
C A U T I O N ! This server system is heavy. Ask for assistance when
moving or carrying the system.
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About this guide
Audience
This user guide is intended for system integrators and experienced users
with at least basic knowledge of configuring a server.
Contents
This guide contains the following parts:
1.
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
This chapter describes the general features of the barebone server,
including sections on the front panel and rear panel specifications.
2.
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to
perform when installing or removing system components.
3.
Chapter 3: Installation options
This chapter describes how to prepare the barebone server for rack
mounting.
4.
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
This chapter gives information about the motherboard that comes
with the server. This chapter includes the motherboard layout, jumper
settings, and connector locations.
5.
Chapter 5: BIOS information
This chapter tells how to change the system settings through the
BIOS Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are
also provided.
6.
Chapter 6: RAID configuration
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
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Chapter 7: Driver installation
This chapter provides instructions for installing the necessary drivers
for different system components.
8.
Appendix: References
This appendix includes additional information that you may refer to
when configuring your barebone server.
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Conventions
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
W A R N I N G : Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying
to complete a task.
C A U T I O N : Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
I M P O R T A N T : Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
N O T E : Tips and information to aid in completing a task.
Reference
Visit the ASUS websites worldwide that provide updated information for all
ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information
for details.
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This chapter describes the general
features of the barebone server,
including sections on the front panel
and rear panel specifications.
Product introduction
Chapter 1
1-1
1.1
System package contents
Check your system package for the following items.
Chassis
ASUS AR21 2U rackmount chassis
Motherboard
ASUS PVL-D/2U/SCSI motherboard
Components
700W redundant power supply, 115V~230V
Slim optical drive|
Slim floppy disk drive
Chassis fan
HDD fan
Hot-swap SCSI HDD trays
SCSI backplanes
Front bezel
CPU heatsink (2 pcs.)
Cables
RJ-45 extension connector
AC power cable
System cables
Accessories
Rackmount rail kit
RS260-E3 user guide
RS260-E3 support CD (includes ASWM*)
CA eTrust Anti-virus CD
AR21 chassis ears (left, right)
Thermal grease strip
Bag of screws
*ASUS System Web-based Management
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.2
System specifications
The ASUS RS260-E3 is a 2U barebone server system featuring the ASUS PVLD/2U/SCSI motherboard. The server supports dual Intel® Xeon™ processors
with EM64T technology, plus other latest technologies through the chipsets
onboard.
Chassis
Rackmount 2U (AR21)
Motherboard
ASUS PVL-D/2U/SCSI
Chipset
North Bridge: Intel® E7520 Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
South Bridge: Intel® ICH5R
I/O Bridge: Intel® PXH
CPU
Dual 604-pin sockets Intel® Xeon™ processor (Dual core
Xeon Paxville is support)
- Supports Extended Memory 64-bit Technology (EM64T)
- Supports Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST)
- Supports Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Front side Bus
800MHz
Memory
Dual-Channel memory arctitecture
8 x 240-pin DDRII DIMM sockets support registered ECC
DDRII-400 memory modules
Supports 256MB up to 16GB system memory
LAN
2 x Broadcom® BCM5721 PCI Express Gigabit LAN
controllers comply with PCI Express 1.0a specifications
VGA
ATI RAGE-XL PCI-based VGA controller
Supports 8MB display memory
SCSI
Adaptec® AIC-7902W Ultra320 Dual-channel SCSI controller
supports:
- 2 x SCSI channels with Host RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID
0+1 configuration
- Zero-Channel RAID (optional)
Expansion
slots
3 x full-length 64-bit/133MHz 3V PCI-X slots on a riser card
1 x low profile/half-length 64bit/133MHz 3V PCI-X slot
1 x Zero Channel RAID (ZCR) socket for Adaptec AIC2015S board
1 x mini-PCI socket for ASUS Server Management Board
Storage
8 x 3.5-inch hot-swappable HDD bays
1 x slim optical drive
1 x slim 1.44MB floppy drive
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Front panel
2 x USB 2.0 ports
Power switch
Reset switch
Location switch
Power, HDD access, location, message, LAN 1/2 LED
HDD LEDs: Status, activity
Rear panel
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x Serial port
1 x VGA port
2 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x RJ-45 ports (with LEDs)
1 x Location switch
1 x Location LED
2 x Rear fans status LED
1 x external SCSI port (alternative)
Management
ASUS Server Web-based Management (ASWM)
Hardware
monitors
Voltage, temperature, and fan speed monitoring
Automatic System Restart (ASR) feature
Power supply
700W redundant power supply, 115V~230V, 50Hz~60Hz
Dimensions
732.5mm (l) x 448mm (w) x 87.7mm (h)
Refer to “Chapter 4 Motherboard information” for details on the internal
connectors.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.3
Front panel features
The barebone server displays a simple yet stylish front panel with easily
accessible features. The power and reset buttons, LED indicators, location
switch, slim optical and floppy drives, and two USB ports are located on the
front panel.
Reset button
Location switch
Slim floppy drive Slim optical drive
Power button
Front panel LEDs
USB 2.0 ports
1.4
Hot-swappable HDD bays
Rear panel features
The rear panel includes the expansion slots, LAN, VGA, and I/O ports, fans,
and the system power sockets.
Redundant power
supply modules
Rear fans
status LEDs
Rear fans
Expansion slots
Location LED
Location switch
External SCSI
port (alternative)
Gigabit LAN2 port
Gigabit LAN1 port
VGA port
Serial port
USB 2.0 ports
PS/2 keyboard port
PS/2 mouse port
AC power sockets
When disconnecting LAN cables, you need to remove the rear fan cage.
Refer to section “2.7 Removable components” for instructions on removing
the fan cage.
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1.5
Internal features
The barebone system includes the basic components as shown.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
PCI-X card cage
9
10
11
12
13
14
1.
2 x rear fans
8.
7 x system fans
2.
64-bit PCI-X slots
(underneath the PCI-X card
cage)
64-bit PCI-X slots
8 x DDR DIMM sockets
Power supply cage
CPU2 socket with heatsink
CPU1 socket with heatsink
9.
SCSI backplane 1
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
10. SCSI backplane 2
11. SCSI backplane 3
12. 3 x HDD bays
13. Top: Slim optical drive
Mid: Slim floppy drive
Bottom: 2 x HDD bays
14. 3 x HDD bays
The air duct lies on top of the motherboard components. Remove the air
duct to access the components. Refer to section “2.1.4 Removing and
installing the air duct” for instructions.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.6
LED information
1.6.1
Front panel LEDs
Power LED
Location LED
Message LED
Storage Access LED
LAN1 LED
LAN2 LED
LED
Icon Display status
Description
Power LED
ON
System power ON
Storage Access LED
OFF
Blinking
No activity
Read/write data into the HDD
Message LED
OFF
ON
System is normal; no incoming event
ASWM indicates a HW monitor event
Location LED
OFF
ON
Normal status
Location switch is pressed
(Press the location switch again to turn off)
LAN1 LED
OFF
Blinking
ON
No LAN connection
LAN is transmitting or receiving data
LAN connection is present
LAN2 LED
OFF
Blinking
ON
No Gbit LAN connection
LAN is transmitting or receiving data
LAN connection is present
The location switch and LED are for service purposes. When the system
fails or is shut down, the server administrator can press either the front or
the rear location switch to identify the location of the specific 2U system
in a rack cabinet.
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1.6.2
Rear fan LEDs
LED1 for
Rear Fan 1
LED2 for
Rear Fan 2
LED
Color
Description
LED1
Green
Orange
Rear Fan 1 is in normal operation
Rear Fan 1 is faulty
LED2
Green
Orange
Rear Fan 2 is in normal operation
Rear Fan 2 is faulty
This function only works under OS and the system has installed ASWM
Software.
1.6.3
System fan LED
Each system fan has an LED to indicate the fan status.
LED
LED
Color
Description
LED
Green
Orange
Fan is in normal operation
Fan is faulty
This function only works under OS and the system has installed ASWM
Software.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.6.4
Power supply LED
Each system fan has an LED to indicate the fan status.
LED
LED
Color
Display status
LED
Green
Blinking
1.6.5
Description
Power off and in standby mode
Green
On
The power supply module is in normal operation
Orange
On
One of the two power modules is disconnected
from the power outlet or is defective
Off
Off
Both power supply modules are disconnected
from the power outlet or are defective
LAN port LEDs
SPEED LED
ACT/LINK LED
ACT/LINK LED
Status
Description
SPEED LED
Status
Description
OFF
No link
OFF
10 Mbps connection
GREEN
Linked
ORANGE
100 Mbps connection
BLINKING
Data activity
GREEN
1 Gbps connection
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1-10
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter lists the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform
when installing or removing system
components.
Hardware setup
Chapter 2
1-1
2.1
Chassis cover
The chassis features a “screwless design” that allows convenient assembly
and disassembly.
•
Remove the front bezel to access the hot-swap HDDs, optical drive,
and floppy drive.
•
Remove the chassis cover to access the internal components or if you
want to install system devices.
2.1.1
Removing the front bezel
To remove the front bezel:
1.
Hold the sides of the front bezel,
then slightly press the middle part
to disengage it from the front
panel.
Press here to release
2.
2-2
Pull the bezel from the front panel.
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.1.2
Removing the top cover
Front half
To remove the front half of the top cover:
1.
Push the two sliding locks on the
top cover to release.
2.
With both hands, flip up the front
corners of the top cover, then lift.
The front corners of the cover
have dents that match those on
the chassis. These dents provide
a holding mechanism and keeps
the cover in place even when the
sliding locks are released.
Matching
dents
If you wish to access the hot-swappable system fans, backplanes, optical
drive, and floppy drive, you only need to remove the front half of the top
cover.
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Rear half
You need to remove the front half of the top cover before you can remove
the rear half of the top cover. Refer to section “2.1.1 Removing the top
cover (front half)” for instructions.
To remove the rear half of the top cover:
1.
Loosen the thumbscrew that
secures the top cover on the rear
part of the chassis.
Thumbscrew
2.
Remove the screw on the rear half
of the cover.
3.
Firmly hold the rear half of the top
cover, then remove it from the
chassis.
The barebone server without the
top cover is shown on the right.
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Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.1.3
Installing the top cover
To install the top cover:
1.
Place the rear half of the top cover
over the chassis as shown, and
align the mid-hooks with the
notches on the sides.
2.
Slide the cover toward the front
panel until the mid-hooks are
locked into the notches.
3.
Flip down the front half part of the
top cover.
4.
Push the sliding locks toward the
front edge to secure the front half
of the top cover in place.
5.
Tighten the thumbscrew on the
rear corner of the cover to
completely secure the top cover.
Thumbscrew
6.
Replace the screw on the rear half
of the cover.
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2.1.4
Removing the air duct
To remove the air duct:
1.
Carefully route the cables that
may interfere when removing the
air duct.
2.
Hold the rear part of the air duct
and press it for about a fraction
of an inch, just enough to tilt the
front end.
3.
When tilted, carefully pull the air
duct upward to release it from the
chassis.
Be careful not to pull off or
break any cables while removing
the air duct.
2.1.5
Installing the air duct
To install the air duct:
1.
Take note of the parts of the air duct that should match specific locations
inside the chassis.
Metal strips to fit the
plastic clips on the air duct
CPU heatsinks
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Plastic clips to grip the
metal strips on the fan cage
Flat rubber pad should match
the top of the two heatsinks
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.
Position the air duct inside the
chassis with the plastic clips
matching the two vertical metal
strips on the fan cage.
3.
Check the rubber pads underneath
the air duct and ensure that they
are in place; otherwise, the air duct
will not fit properly.
4.
Fit the other end of the air duct
making sure that no power cable
is strayed under it.
Be careful not to pull off or break any cables while installing the air duct.
5.
When the air duct is in place,
arrange the power cable cluster to
fit the space beside the air duct.
6.
Flatten the power cable that runs
across the air duct. When properly
installed, the air duct should
appear as shown.
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2.2
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with two surface mount 604-pin Zero Insertion Force
(ZIF) socket and designed for the Intel® Xeon™ processors.
Note in the illustration that the CPU has a gold triangular mark on one corner.
This mark indicates the processor Pin 1 that should match a specific corner of
the CPU socket.
CPU1
Intel Xeon
Gold Arrow
Pin A1
®
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
CPU2
PVL-D/2U/SCSI CPU Socket 604
2.2.1
Removing the CPU heatsink
You must remove the CPU heatsink(s) before installing the CPU(s).
To remove the CPU heatsink:
1.
Use a Phillips (cross) screwdriver
to loosen the four screws that
secure the heatsink until it is
released.
You don’t need to detach the
screws from the heatsink.
2.
Carefully lift the heatsink from the
motherboard.
3.
Remove the rubber pad(s) on top
of the CPU socket(s).
Remove the rubber pad(s) only
when you are ready to install the
CPU(s).
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4.
Remove the rubber pad(s) on top
of the CPU socket(s).
Remove the rubber pad(s) only
when you are ready to install the
CPU(s).
2.2.2
Installing a CPU
•
The motherboard supports either one or two CPUs. If you are installing
only one CPU, you MUST install it in CPU socket 1.
•
If you are installing two CPUs, install in the CPU socket 2 first.
CPU Socket 1
(outer socket)
CPU Socket 2
(inner socket with rubber pad)
Incorrect installation of the CPU into the socket may bend the pins and
severely damage the CPU!
To install the CPUs:
1.
Locate the CPU1 socket on the
motherboard. Flip up the socket
lever and push it all the way to the
other side.
Make sure that the socket lever
is pushed back all the way.
Otherwise the CPU does not fit
in completely.
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2.
Position the CPU above the socket
as shown.
3.
Carefully insert the CPU into the
socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one correct
orientation. DO NOT force the
CPU into the socket to prevent
bending the pins and damaging
the CPU!
Marked corner
4.
Carefully push down the socket
lever to secure the CPU. The lever
clicks on the side tab to indicate
that it is locked.
5.
Peel off the plastic film of the
thermal grease strip.
Plastic film
Thermal grease
Thermal grease strip
6.
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Place the thermal grease strip on
top of the installed CPU. Make sure
that the thermal grease covers
the entire surface of the CPU.
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7.
Press the thermal grease strip
evenly against the surface of the
CPU.
8.
Peel off the thermal grease strip.
Make sure that the grease remains
on top of the CPU.
9.
Repeat steps 2 to 8 if you wish to
install a second CPU.
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2.2.3
Installing the CPU heatsink
To install the CPU heatsink:
1.
Carefully place the heatsink on top
of the installed CPU (CPU1).
2.
Hold down the heatsink lightly and
twist each of the four screws with
a Philips (cross) screwdriver just
enough to attach the heatsink to
the motherboard. When the four
screws are attached, tighten them
one by one to completely secure
the heatsink.
3.
If you installed a second CPU,
follow steps 1 and 2 to install the
second CPU heatsink.
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2.3
System memory
The motherboard comes with eight Double Data Rate 2 (DDR II) Dual Inline
Memory Module (DIMM) sockets to support 240-pin DDR II modules.
128 Pins
112 Pins
DIMM_B4
®
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR II DIMM sockets :
DIMM_A4
DIMM_B3
DIMM_A3
DIMM_B2
DIMM_A2
DIMM_B1
DIMM_A1
PVL-D/2U/SCSI 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
2.3.1
Memory configurations
You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, and 1 GB registered ECC DDR II DIMMs
into the DIMM sockets.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules
from the same vendor. Refer to the DDR Qualified Vendors List at the
ASUS web site.
•
Due to chipset resource allocation, the system may detect less than 16 GB
system memory when you installed eight 2 GB DDR II memory modules.
•
This motherboard does not support memory modules made up of 128
Mb chips or double-rank x16 memory modules.
•
If you are installing only one memory module, install into the blue socket
labeled DIMM_B4. Installing into any other socket would not work.
Mode
DIMM_B4 DIMM_A4 DIMM_B3 DIMM_A3 DIMM_B2 DIMM_A2 DIMM_B1 DIMM_A1
Single-channel*
Dual-channel
Dual-channel
Dual-channel
Dual-channel
*
Populated with DIMM
Install only one memory module for single-channel memory configuration.
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Single rank population
Single Rank DIMM A2
Single Rank DIMM B2
Single Rank DIMM A3
Single Rank DIMM B3
Single Rank DIMM A4
Single Rank DIMM B4
Single Rank DIMM A2
Single Rank DIMM B2
Single Rank DIMM A3
Single Rank DIMM B3
Dual Rank DIMM A4
Dual Rank DIMM B4
EMPTY B1
EMPTY A2
EMPTY B2
Dual Rank DIMM A3
Dual Rank DIMM B3
Dual Rank DIMM A4
Dual Rank DIMM B4
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Single Rank DIMM B1
MCH
EMPTY
Dual rank population
EMPTY A1
Single and dual rank mixing
EMPTY
MCH
Single Rank DIMM A1
MCH
2.3.2
Installing a DIMM
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or
other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to
both the motherboard and the components.
Follow these steps to install a DIMM.
1.
Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing
the retaining clips outward.
2.
Align a DIMM on the socket such
that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
Unlocked retaining clip
3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips snap
back in place and the DIMM is
properly seated.
Locked retaining clip
2.3.3
Removing a DIMM
Follow these steps to remove a DIMM.
1.
Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
2.
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing the
retaining clips. The DIMM might
get damaged when it flips out
with extra force.
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2.4
Hard disk drives
To install a hard disk drive:
1.
Open the front bezel to access the
hot-swap drive trays.
2.
Release a drive tray by pushing the
spring lock to the right, then
pulling the tray lever outward. The
drive tray ejects slightly after you
pull out the lever.
3.
Firmly hold the tray lever and pull
the drive tray out of the bay.
4.
An empty drive tray includes a
metal bracket for support. Use a
Phillips (cross) screwdriver to
remove the bracket if you wish to
install a hard disk in the drive tray.
Metal bracket
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5.
Place a hard disk drive into the
drive tray, and secure it with four
screws (two on each side).
6.
Carefully insert drive tray and push
it all the way to the depth of the
bay until just a small fraction of
the tray edge protrudes.
7.
Push the tray lever until it clicks,
and secures the drive tray in place.
The drive tray is correctly placed
when its front edge aligns with the
bay edge.
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2.5
Expansion cards
The system motherboard comes with two PCI-X expansion slots, one slot is
installed with the PCI cage to support three full-length expansion cards. A
ZCR slot is also available for installation of a Zero Channel RAID card.
PCI-X1 PCI-X2
PCI-X slots inside the PCI cage
2.5.1
Installing a low-profile expansion card
To install a low-profile expansion card:
1.
Firmly hold the card by the edges
and align the card connector to
the PCI-X slot.
2.
Push the card connector into the
slot until it fits in place.
3.
Secure the card bracket with a
screw.
Card screw
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2.5.2
Installing a full-length expansion card
The full-length expansion cards are inside the PCI cage. If you wish to
install full-length expansion cards, you need to remove the PCI cage from
the chassis.
To install a full-length expansion card:
1.
Disengage the PCI cage from the
chassis by lifting the cage handle
to about 45o angle.
2.
Firmly hold and lift the cage as
shown to completely detach it
from the chassis, then turn it over
to access the power connector.
DO NOT lift the PCI cage too
high to avoid pulling and
breaking the power cable!
3.
Disconnect the 4-pin power plug
from the connector inside the
cage.
4.
Place the cage on a flat
stable surface with the slot
facing up, and prepare the
card that you want to install.
Internal view of PCI cage
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Important notes on installing PCI cards in the PCI cage
•
Install PCI-X cards in the following order:
First PCI-X card
Second PCI-X card
Third PCI-X card
– top slot (furthest from motherboard)
– middle slot
– bottom slot (nearest the motherboard)
Exceptions:
1. Install a RAID card to the top slot to facilitate connection of SCSI
cables.
2. Install a LAN card to the bottom slot for easy connection of LAN
(RJ-45) cables from the chassis rear panel.
•
The PCI-X frequency depends on the number of cards installed on
the PCI cage. Refer to the table below for details.
Installed PCI-X cards
PCI Frequency
One
133 MHz
Two
100 MHz
Dual-channel
66 MHz
5.
Remove the metal cover opposite
the PCI-X slot that you want to
use, then install a PCI-X card as
shown. The card golden
connectors should match the
notches on the slot.
6.
Firmly push down the card until it
is completely seated on the slot.
7.
Secure the card bracket with a
screw.
8.
Connect power or signal cable(s)
to the card, if applicable.
Repeat steps 5 to 8 if you wish to install other PCI-X cards.
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9.
Re-connect the 4-pin power plug
to the connector inside the cage.
When re-connecting the power
plug, place the PCI cage close
enough to avoid pulling the
power cable.
10. Before re-installing the PCI cage
into the chassis, check that all
cables on the PCI cage bay are
properly connected and routed.
Cables on the PCI cage bay
11. Take note of the two pegs on the
PCI cage bay. These pegs should
match the holes on the cage to
make sure it fits in place.
PCI cage pegs
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12. Position the PCI cage into the bay
making sure that the pegs go into
the holes on the front of the cage,
and the dents on the rear part
match those on the chassis.
13. Match and push the cage card
connector into the PCI-X slot (PCIX2) until the PCI cage fits in place.
14. Ensure that the PCI cage card golden
connectors completely fit the slot.
If properly installed, the top of the
PCI cage aligns with the top edge
of the rear panel.
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2.5.3
ZCR socket
The ZCR socket on the motherboard
supports the Adaptec AIC-2015
Zero-Channel RAID card that allows RAID
0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5, RAID 50,
and JBOD configurations.
•
•
2.5.4
While you finish OS installation under 2015S (AIC-2015), and reboot the
machine. Please reset 2015S as boot device under BIOS setting screen.
While you finish Linux OS (SUSE, RedHat) installation under 2015S,(RAID
1) you are not allowed to enter OS until the RAID building process is
over. It may take 8 hours for 73GB HDD, 16 hours for 146GB HDD.
Mini-PCI socket
The Mini-PCI socket on the motherboard
support an ASUS Server Management
Board.
Mini-PCI socket
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2.5.5
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure the it by adjusting the software
settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any.
See Chapter 5 for information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the following tables.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
*
Priority
Standard Function
0
1
System Timer
1
2
Keyboard Controller
2
N/A
Programmable Interrupt
3*
11
Communications Port (COM2)
4*
12
Communications Port (COM1)
5*
13
Sound Card (sometimes LPT2)
6
14
Floppy Disk Controller
7*
15
Printer Port (LPT1)
8
3
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
9*
4
ACPI Mode when used
10*
5
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
11*
6
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
12*
7
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
13
8
Numeric Data Processor
14*
9
Primary IDE Channel
15*
10
Secondary IDE Channel
These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
INTD#
REQ#
GNT#
ICH5R IDE contrl.
INTA#
PIRQC#
—
—
—
—
—
ICH5R SATA contrl.
PIRQC#
—
—
—
—
—
ICH5R SMBus contrl.
PIRQB#
—
—
—
—
—
ICH5R USB UHCI contrl. #1
PIRQA#
—
—
—
—
—
ICH5R USB UHCI contrl.#2
PIRQD#
—
—
—
—
—
ICH5R USB 2.0 EHCI contrl.
PIRQH#
—
—
—
—
—
AIC-7902W SCSI contrl.
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INTB#
PXH2_A_0 PXH2_A_1
INTC#
—
—
PXH2_A_0 PXH2_A_0
Zero-Channel RAID sockets PXH2_A_2
—
—
—
PXH2_A_1 PXH2_A_1
ATI RAGE XL video contrl.
—
—
—
PIRQB#
REQ1H#
GNT1#
PCIX slot 1 (64-bit)
PXH1_B_0 PXH1_B_1 PXH1_B_2 PXH1_B_3 PXH1_B_0 PXH1_B_0
PCIX slot 2 (64-bit)
PXH1_A_0 PXH1_A_1 PXH1_A_2 PXH1_A_3 PXH1_A_0 PXH1_A_0
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2.6
Cable connections
•
The bundled system cables are pre-connected before shipment. You
do not need to disconnect these cables unless you will remove preinstalled components to install additional devices.
•
Refer to this section when reconnecting cables to ensure correct cable
connections.
1
Rear panel
4
2
3
13
12
15
6
5
7
9
8
10
11
Front panel
14
Pre-connected system cables
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Rear fan connectors (from REAR_FAN2 of MB to FAN1 of rear fan board and
from REAR_FAN1 of MB to FAN2 of rear fan board)
24-pin/8-pin power connectors (from power supply to MB)
Floppy drive connector (from MB to floppy drive)
SMBus connector (from MB to SCSI backplane)
PANEL connectors (from MB to front panel)
Chassis intrusion connector (from MB to chassis)
SCSI-A1 connector (from MB to SCSI backplane or to external SCSI port)
SCSI-B1 connector (from MB to SCSI backplane)
Secondary IDE (from MB to optical drive)
Mid-fan power connector (from power supply to mid-fan board)
SCSI board connectors (from three SCSI backplane to MB and power supply)
Front USB connectors (from MB to front panel)
LAN LED connector and Locator LED connector/switch (from MB to front panel)
Locator LED connector/switch (from front panel to rear panel Locator LED/switch)
CPU_FAN1 connector (from MB to mid-fan board)
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2.6.1
Motherboard
5-pin PSUSMB1 cable from power supply
REAR_FAN1 cable
4-pin fan cable (to mid-fan board)
24-pin power cable
8-pin power cable
REAR_FAN2 cable
33cm (13in)
ATXPWR1
PS/2
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
ATX12V1
PSUSMB1
CPU_FAN1
REAR_FAN2
KBPWR1
DDR DIMM_A4 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
FM_CPU1
DDR DIMM_B3 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
USBPW12
PARALLEL PORT
DDR DIMM_A3 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR DIMM_B2 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR DIMM_B1 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
Broadcom
BCM5721
RJ-45
(LAN-2)
RECPVERY1
Broadcom
BCM5721
LAN1_EN1
LAN2_EN1
AMI
8Mb
FWH
mPGA 604
RJ-45
(LAN-1)
®
REAR_FAN1
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
DDR DIMM_A1 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
VGA1
Rear panel
CPU1
DDR DIMM_A2 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
®
Intel E7520
MCH
30.5cm (12in)
COM1
mPGA 604
USB1
USB2
DDR DIMM_B4 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
CPU2
SEC_IDE
J2
CPU_FAN2
PCIX1 (64-bit, 133MHz 3V)
FM_CPU2
PRI_IDE
®
Super
I/O
Intel
PXH
PCIX2 (64-bit, 133MHz 3V)
SATA2
SATA1
®
Intel
ICH5R
FRNT_FAN1
FRNT_FAN2
ZCRSKT1
VGA_EN1
ATI
RAGE XL
VGA
Controller
®
BPSMB1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
SMBus cable
to SCSI BP-1
COM2
HDLED1
SCSI_EN1
USB34
PANEL1
BMCCONN1
Floppy drive cable
Chassis intrusion
cable
12-pin LAN LED and
LOCATOR LED/switch to
front panel
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SCSIB1
BUZZ1
CLRTC1
FLOPPY1
AUX_PANEL1
SB_PWR1
Adaptec®
AIC-7902
Intel
PXH
USBPW34
BMC_RACK1
20-pin PANEL
cable to front
panel
USB cable to
front panel
board
34
1
68
35
SCSIA1
SCSI cable to
SCSI BP-1 o r
external SCSI
port
SCSI cable
IDE cable to
to SCSI BP-3 optical drive
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2.6.2
SCSI backplanes
View from front panel
Hot-swap SCSI
HDD connectors
View from rear panel
J5 SUMBus
connector
SCSI connector
J4 SUMBus
connector
Power connector
J6 jumper
J9 jumper
J3 jumper
J1 jumper
SCSI connector
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2.6.3
SCSI HDD configurations
SCSI HDD Configuration 1
•
SCSI BP-3
SCSI-A and SCSI-B connectors on
the motherboard used by SCSI
backplane boards
•
No RAID cards installed
•
External SCSI port will not be used
SCSI BP-2
SCSI BP-1
SCSI-B
connector
(Connects to
SCSI BP-1)
Install another SCSI card if you
want to add an external SCSI
device.
SCSI BP-3
Terminator
SCSI-A
connector
(Connects to
SCSI BP-2)
SCSI BP-2
SCSI BP-1
SCSI-A connector on
the motherboard
SCSI-B connector on
the motherboard
Terminator
SCSI cable
Rear panel
SCSI HDD Configuration 2
•
SCSI-A and SCSI-B connectors on the motherboard used by SCSI backplane
boards
•
A Zero Channel RAID card is installed in the ZCR slot
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•
For SCSI HDD Configuration 2, follow the SCSI cabling and setting of
Configuration 1.
•
Install another SCSI card if you want to add an external SCSI device.
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SCSI HDD Configuration 3
•
Single-channel RAID card installed, connects to SCSI BP-1
•
SCSI-A connector used by SCSI BP-2
•
SCSI-B connector free for use by external SCSI device
SCSI BP-3
SCSI BP-2
SCSI BP-1
SCSI-B connector
(connects to external SCSI port on the rear panel)
SCSI-A connector
(connects to SCSI BP-2)
External SCSI connector
(on the rear panel)
Single-channel RAID card installed on
t h e P C I - X r i s e r c a r d (inside PCI cage)
SCSI BP-3
Terminator
SCSI BP-2
SCSI BP-1
SCSI-A connector on
the motherboard
External SCSI
connector on the
rear panel
Terminator
SCSI cable
Rear panel
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SCSI HDD Configuration 4
•
Dual-channel RAID card installed
•
SCSI-A connector has no connected device
•
SCSI-B connector used by external SCSI connector (from rear panel)
SCSI BP-3
SCSI BP-2
SCSI BP-1
SCSI-B connector
(connects to the external SCSI connector)
SCSI-A connector
External SCSI connector
(on the rear panel)
Dual-channel RAID card installed on the
P C I - X r i s e r c a r d (inside PCI cage)
SCSI BP-3
Terminator
SCSI BP-2
SCSI BP-1
RAID card
Channel 2 connector
RAID card
Channel 1 connector
Terminator
SCSI cable
Rear panel
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2.6.4
SCSI ID assignments
SCSI BP-1
SCSI BP-2
SCSI BP-3
4
0
8
5
1
9
6
2
10
SCSI slot 3
SCSI slot 2
SCSI slot 1
Front panel
SCSI BP-1
SCSI BP-2
SCSI BP-3
SCSI slot 1
4
0
8
SCSI slot 2
5
1
9
SCSI slot 3
6
2
10
SAF-TE
12
15
13
SCSI card (if present)
2.6.5
7
SCSI jumper settings
SCSI BP-1
J1
J3
SCSI BP-2
J6
J1
SCSI BP-3
J3
J9
J6
J9
J1
J3
J6
J9
Front panel
Do not change the jumper settings, unless you are replacing the SCSI board
for Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA).
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2.6.6
SMBus and backplane power cabling
SCSI BP-3
SCSI BP-2
SCSI BP-1
Mid-fan board
(FANBPC-E2-AR21)
SMBus
(Connect to
SCSI BP-3)
SCSI BP-3
SCSI BP-2
SCSI BP-1
SMBus connector on
mid-fan board
PSU Plug 6
BPSMBUS1 connector
on the motherboard
PSU Plug 7
SMBus cable
PSU Plug 8
SMBus cable
Rear panel
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2.6.7
Fan boards
Main mid-fan boards (FANBP-AR21)
(located underneath the 7 hot-swap fans)
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Connect the mid-fan board
(FANBPC-E2-AR21)
Mid-fan board
(FANBPC-AR21)
P3 plug from power supply
3-pin connects to CPU_FAN1
SMBus cable from SCSI BP-3
6-1 pin cable from
FAN60BPC-AR21
J2 connector
To main fan board
(FANBP-AR21)
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Fan interface board
(FAN60BPC-AR21)
Side facing rear panel
Connects the
FAN60M-AR21
board
Rear fan LEDs
Side facing front panel
Connects to J5 on
FANBPC-AR21
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Rear fan board
(FAN60M-AR21)
Connects to
REAR_FAN2 on MB
Rear fan cables
Connects to
FAN60BPC-AR21
board
Connects to
REAR_FAN1 on MB
Chapter 2: Hardware setup
2.7
Removable components
You may need to remove previously installed system components when
installing or removing system devices, or when you need to replace defective
components. This section tells how to remove the following components:
1. Hot-swap mid-fans
4. Optical drive/floppy drive
2. Rear fans
5. Front panel LED/switch board
3. Power supply modules
6. SCSI backplanes
2.7.1
Hot-swap mid-fans (80mm)
The fan LED lights up green in normal operation. If the LED color turns orange,
the fan is faulty and should be replaced.
To remove an 80mm hot-swap fan:
1.
Stand in front of the system and open
the top cover.
2.
Use the thumb and index finger of your
right hand to flip up the right handle,
and the thumb and index finger of your
left hand to flip up the left handle of
the fan that you want to remove.
3.
Firmly hold the handles and pull up the
fan until it is disengaged from its
connector.
Avoid touching the fan blades while
removing the fan. Spinning fan blades
may cause injury!
Note on the power supply mid-fan
When you re-install the mid-fan for the power
supply module(s) make sure that the arrow
points to the direction of the rear panel.
Installing the fan otherwise will cause CPU
overheating.
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2.7.2
Rear fans (60mm)
To uninstall the rear fans:
1.
Remove the top cover screw.
2.
Press the rear fan cage levers
inward.
3.
Pull the fan cage from the chassis.
4.
Set the rear fan cage aside.
2.7.3
Power supply modules
The barebone system ships with one power supply module. You may
purchase a second power supply module for redundancy.
To uninstall a power supply module:
1.
Locate the power supply modules
on the rear panel, and select the
module that you want to remove.
2.
Hold the module lever and
press the latch on the inner
side to release the module.
Please remove AC power code, first. Unless, you can not press the latch.
PSU1
PSU2
3.
Firmly pull the lever to slide the
power supply module out of the
chassis.
4.
Repeat steps 2 to 3 to remove
the other module.
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2.7.4
Slim optical and floppy drives
To uninstall the optical and floppy disk drives:
1.
Disconnect the power and signal
cables connected to the rear of
the drives.
Signal cable
Power cable
2.
Loosen the screws that secure the
drive bracket to the chassis. The
optical drive is attached to the top
of the bracket, and the floppy
drive to bottom.
3.
Slide the drive bracket toward the
SCSI backplanes to release it from
the chassis, then carefully pull it
out of the drive bay.
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2.7.5
Front panel LED and switch board
To uninstall the front panel and swtich board:
1.
Disconnect all cables connected to the rear of the board.
2.
Remove the three screws the secure the board to the chassis.
3.
Carefully remove the board out of the chassis.
When removed, the LED and switch board appears as shown. The LEDs and
switches on the board correspond to the LEDs and buttons on the system
front panel.
Locator switch connector
Locator LED connector
Panel connector
Front USB connector
Front side
2.7.6
Rear side
SCSI backplanes
To uninstall a SCSI backplane:
1.
Disconnect all cables connected to
the rear of the SCSI backplane.
2.
Carefully push the backplane
upward to remove it from the
chassis.
3.
Repeat steps 1 to 2 to remove the
other backplanes.
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Chapter 2: Hardware setup
This chapter describes how to install
optional components and devices into
the barebone server.
Installation options
Chapter 3
1-1
3.1
Rackmount rail kit items
Your rackmount rail kit package contains:
•
one pair of server rails (for the server)
•
two pairs of rack rails (for the rack)
* to accommodate different sizes of rack
•
Nut-and-bolt type screws
Server rails
Rear end
Rack rails
Nuts-and-screws
Front end
3-2
•
The rear ends come pre-installed in the rack rails. The rear end nuts
and screws are loosen to allow flexible installation on the industrial
rack.
•
Install the server in an industrial rack with at least 100 cm depth.
Chapter 3: Installation options
3.2
Attaching the rails to the server
To attach the server rails:
1.
Locate the hooks on the side of
the chassis.
2.
Position a server rail parallel to the
side of the chassis, and match
each of the five hooks to the holes
on the rail.
Side hook locked
to rail hole
3.
Secure the server rail to the side
of the chassis with two screws.
4.
Repeat steps 1 to 3 to attach the second server rail to the other side of
the chassis.
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Attaching the rack rails
To attach the rack rails:
1.
Select two units of space (2U) on the rack where you want to install the
barebone server.
2.
Install the nuts on the holes of the 2U space on the rack front.
3.
Install the nuts on the holes of the 2U space on the corresponding rack
rear.
4.
Measure the depth of the rack to
determine the length of the rack
rails.
5.
Take two pieces of rack rail,
consisting of the middle piece with
the pre-installed rear end, and one
front end (left or right).
Attach the front end to the middle
piece using the supplied nuts and
screws. Make sure that the front
end dent supports the middle
piece.
7.
3-4
Middle piece
Dent
Left front
of the rack
Right front
of the rack
Measure the rack rail when
assembled to make sure that it fits
the rack.
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8.
Position the rack rail to the 2U
space on the rack. Make sure that
the front end of the rack rail goes
to the front of the rack space.
9.
Secure the front end of the rail
with two rack screws.
10. Secure the rear end of the rail with
two rack screws.
11. Repeat steps 5 to 9 to assemble
and attach the second rack rail.
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Rackmounting the server
To mount the server to the rack:
1.
Align the server rails with the rack rails and push the server halfway to
the rack.
2.
Align a mounting ear with the holes
on a front corner of the chassis,
then secure it with two screws.
3.
Attach the other mounting ear to
the other corner of the chassis.
4.
Pull the server rail lock, then push
the server all the way to the depth
of the rack.
Make sure that the mounting ear
and the rack screw holes align.
5.
3-6
Drive a screw on the mounting ear
to secure the server in place.
Chapter 3: Installation options
This chapter includes the
motherboard layout, and brief
descriptions of the jumpers and
internal connectors.
Motherboard info
Chapter 4
1-1
4.1
Motherboard layout
33cm (13in)
ATXPWR1
PS/2
CPU_FAN1
DDR DIMM_B4 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
KBPWR1
DDR DIMM_A4 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
FM_CPU1
DDR DIMM_B3 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
USBPW12
PARALLEL PORT
DDR DIMM_A3 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR DIMM_B2 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
CPU1
DDR DIMM_A2 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR DIMM_B1 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
Broadcom
BCM5721
RJ-45
(LAN-2)
RECPVERY1
Broadcom
BCM5721
LAN1_EN1
LAN2_EN1
AMI
8Mb
FWH
mPGA 604
RJ-45
(LAN-1)
®
REAR_FAN1
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
DDR DIMM_A1 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
VGA1
®
Intel E7520
MCH
30.5cm (12in)
USB1
USB2
COM1
ATX12V1
PSUSMB1
REAR_FAN2
mPGA 604
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
CPU2
SEC_IDE
J2
CPU_FAN2
PCIX1 (64-bit, 133MHz 3V)
FM_CPU2
PRI_IDE
®
Super
I/O
Intel
PXH
PCIX2 (64-bit, 133MHz 3V)
SATA2
SATA1
®
Intel
ICH5R
FRNT_FAN1
FRNT_FAN2
ZCRSKT1
VGA_EN1
ATI
RAGE XL
VGA
Controller
®
BPSMB1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
4.2
COM2
SCSIB1
BUZZ1
CLRTC1
FLOPPY1
AUX_PANEL1
SB_PWR1
Adaptec®
AIC-7902
Intel
PXH
USBPW34
BMC_RACK1
HDLED1
SCSI_EN1
USB34
PANEL1
BMCCONN1
34
1
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SCSIA1
Screw holes
Place 9 screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the
motherboard to the chassis.
Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
33cm (13in)
ATXPWR1
PS/2
CPU_FAN1
DDR DIMM_B4 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
KBPWR1
DDR DIMM_A4 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
FM_CPU1
DDR DIMM_B3 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
USBPW12
PARALLEL PORT
DDR DIMM_A3 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR DIMM_B2 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR DIMM_B1 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
Broadcom
BCM5721
RJ-45
(LAN-2)
RECPVERY1
Broadcom
BCM5721
LAN1_EN1
LAN2_EN1
AMI
8Mb
FWH
mPGA 604
REAR_FAN1
®
VGA1
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
DDR DIMM_A1 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
RJ-45
(LAN-1)
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
CPU1
DDR DIMM_A2 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
®
Intel E7520
MCH
30.5cm (12in)
USB1
USB2
COM1
ATX12V1
PSUSMB1
REAR_FAN2
mPGA 604
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
CPU2
SEC_IDE
J2
CPU_FAN2
PCIX1 (64-bit, 133MHz 3V)
FM_CPU2
PRI_IDE
®
Super
I/O
Intel
PXH
PCIX2 (64-bit, 133MHz 3V)
SATA2
SATA1
®
Intel
ICH5R
FRNT_FAN1
FRNT_FAN2
ZCRSKT1
VGA_EN1
ATI
RAGE XL
VGA
Controller
BPSMB1
FLOPPY1
USBPW34
®
BMC_RACK1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
BUZZ1
CLRTC1
AUX_PANEL1
SB_PWR1
4-2
COM2
BMCCONN1
Adaptec®
AIC-7902
Intel
PXH
SCSIB1
HDLED1
USB34
SCSI_EN1
PANEL1
34
1
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SCSIA1
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
Layout contents
Switches/Jumpers
1. Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
4-4
2. CPU fan pin selection (3-pin FM_CPU1, FM_CPU2)
4-5
3. USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34)
4-5
4. Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR1)
4-6
5. VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_EN1)
4-6
6. Gigabit LAN1 controller setting (3-pin LAN1_EN1)
4-7
7. Gigabit LAN2 controller setting (3-pin LAN2_EN1)
4-7
8. SCSI controller setting (3-pin SCSI_EN1)
4-8
9. Force BIOS recovery setting (3-pin RECOVERY1)
4-8
Connectors
1. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY1)
4-9
2. Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1)
4-9
3. Primary IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE, SEC_IDE)
4-10
4. Power supply SMBus connector (5-pin PSUSMB1)
4-10
5. Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
4-11
6. Ultra320 SCSI connectors (two 68-pin SCSIA1, SCSIB1)
4-12
7. USB connector (10-1 pin USB34)
4-13
8. CPU and system fan connectors
(3-pin CPU_FAN1/2, REAR_FAN1/2, FRNT_FAN1/2)
4-13
9. BMC connector (16-pin BMCCONN1)
4-14
10. ATX power connectors (24-pin ATXPWR1, 8-pin ATX12V1)
4-14
11. Backplane SMBus connector (6-1 pin BPSMB1)
4-15
12. System panel connector (20-pin PANEL1)
4-15
13. Auxiliary panel connector (20-pin AUX_PANEL1)
4-16
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4.3
Support kits for the motherboard
For additional protection from motherboard breakage due to the weight of
the CPU heatsinks, your motherboard package comes with CEK springs that
you can use as weight support. Remove the CEK spring when replacing the
orginial MB. Then Install the CEK springs before installing the motherboard.
Each CEK spring has four hooks to match the
designated holes around the CPU area.
Hook
To remove the CEK spring:
4-4
1.
Locate the CEK spring hooks on
the motherboard, then press the
hook as arrow show.
2.
Then until hook leave the holes .
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3.
Follow the step 1 and 2 to press
another hook as arrow show.
Then leave the CEK spring away.
To install the CEK spring:
1.
Locate the CPU heatsink holes on
the motherboard.
Socket for CPU2
Socket for CPU1
Heatsink hole
2.
Position the CEK spring underneath
the motherboard, then match the
CEK spring hooks to the CPU1
heatsink holes.
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4.4
1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS.
You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup
parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button
cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system setup
information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1.
Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2.
Remove the onboard battery.
3.
Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep
the cap on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap
back to pins 1-2.
4.
Re-install the battery.
5.
Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6.
Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
®
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC
jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
CLRTC1
2 1
PVL-D/2U/SCSI Clear RTC RAM
4-6
Normal
(Default)
3 2
Clear CMOS
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
2.
CPU fan pin selection (3-pin FM_CPU1, FM_CPU2)
These jumpers allow you to connect either a 3-pin or a 4-pin fan cable
plug to the CPU fan connectors (FM_CPU1, FM_CPU2). Set these jumpers
to pins 1-2 if you are using a 3-pin fan cable plug, or to pins 2-3 if you
are using a 4-pin plug.
FM_CPU1
2
1
PWM
®
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
3
2
DC mode
(Default)
FM_CPU2
PVL-D/2U/SCSI FM_CPU setting
3.
3
2
2
1
DC mode
(Default)
PWM
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep mode
(CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power mode)
using the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up from S4
sleep mode (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh, power supply in
reduced power mode).
®
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
USBPW12
2
1
+5V
(Default)
3
2
+5VSB
USBPW34
2
3
+5VSB
PVL-D/2U/SCSI USB device wake up
1
2
+5V
(Default)
•
The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can
provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port; otherwise, the
system would not power up.
•
If you are using Windows 2000, you need to install Service Pack 4 to
wake up the system from S4 sleep mode.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
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4.
Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up feature.
Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) to wake up the computer when you
press a key on the keyboard (the default is the Space Bar). This feature
requires an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A on the +5VSB
lead, and a corresponding setting in the BIOS.
KBPWR1
3 2
®
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
2 1
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
PVL-D/2U/SCSI Keyboard power setting
5.
VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_EN1)
®
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard ATI® RAGE-XL
PCI VGA controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the VGA feature.
VGA_EN1
1
2
PVL-D/2U/SCSI VGA setting
4-8
Enable
(Default)
2
3
Disable
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Gigabit LAN1 controller setting (3-pin LAN1_EN1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the onboard Broadcom®
BCM5721 Gigabit LAN1 controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the
Gigabit LAN feature.
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
6.
LAN1_EN1
2
1
Enable
(Default)
3
2
Disable
PVL-D/2U/SCSI LAN1_EN setting
7.
Gigabit LAN2 controller setting (3-pin LAN2_EN1)
®
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard Broadcom®
BCM5721 Gigabit LAN2 controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the Gigabit
LAN feature.
LAN2_EN1
2
1
Enable
(Default)
3
2
Disable
PVL-D/2U/SCSI LAN2_EN setting
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SCSI controller setting (3-pin SCSI_EN1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the onboard Adaptec®
AIC-7902W SCSI U320 controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the SCSI
feature, and support RAID configurations.
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
8.
SCSI_EN1
1 2
Enable
(Default)
2 3
Disable
PVL-D/2U/SCSI SCSI setting
9.
Force BIOS recovery setting (3-pin RECOVERY1)
This jumper allows you to quickly update or recover the BIOS settings
when it becomes corrupted.
To update the BIOS:
1.
Prepare a floppy disk that contains the latest BIOS for the
motherboard (xxxx-xxx.ROM) and the AFUDOS.EXE utility.
2.
Set the jumper to pins 2-3.
3.
Insert the floppy disk then turn on the system to update the BIOS.
4.
Shut down the system.
Turn on the system.
®
Set the jumper back to pins 1-2.
6.
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
5.
RECOVERY1
1 2
Normal
(Default)
2 3
BIOS Recovery
PVL-D/2U/SCSI BIOS recovery setting
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Chapter 4: Motherboard information
4.5
Connectors
This section describes the internal connectors on the motherboard. Refer
to section “1.4 Rear panel features” for information on the external (rear
panel) connectors.
1.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY1)
®
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After
connecting one end to the motherboard, connect the other end to the
floppy drive. (Pin 5 is removed to prevent incorrect insertion when using
ribbon cables with pin 5 plug).
FLOPPY1
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
PVL-D/2U/SCSI Floppy disk drive connector
2.
Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1)
This connector supplies power to the hard disk drive activity LED. The
read or write activities of any device connected to an add-on SCSI card
or RAID card cause this LED to light up.
®
1
SCSI_ACTLED+
SCSI_ACTLEDSCSI_ACTLEDSCSI_ACTLED+
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
HDLED1
PVL-D/2U/SCSI SCSI/SATA card activity LED connector
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Primary IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE, SEC_IDE)
These connectors are for an Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cable. The Ultra
DMA 100/66 signal cable has three connectors: a blue connector for the
primary IDE connector on the motherboard, a black connector for an Ultra
DMA 100/66 IDE slave device (optical drive/hard disk drive), and a gray
connector for an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE master device (hard disk drive). If
you install two hard disk drives, you must configure the second drive as a
slave device by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer to the hard disk
documentation for the jumper settings.
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on
the Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion when
you connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE devices.
®
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
3.
SEC_IDE
PIN 1
PRI_IDE
PIN 1
PVL-D/2U/SCSI IDE connectors
4.
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
Power supply SMBus connector (5-pin PSUSMB1)
I2C_7_CLK#
I2C_7_DATA#
NC
GND
+3.3V Remote Sense
®
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
This connector is for the power supply SMB cable, if your power supply
supports the SMBus function.
PSUSMB1
PVL-D/2U/SCSI Power supply SMBus connector
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5.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0 or
RAID 1 configuration with the Intel® Matrix Storage Technology through
the onboard Intel® ICH5R integrated RAID controller.
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
RSATA_TXN1
RSATA_TXP1
GND
®
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
These connectors are set to S t a n d a r d I D E mode by default. In S t a n d a r d
I D E mode, you can connect Serial ATA boot/data hard disk drives to these
connectors. If you intend to create a Serial ATA RAID set using these
connectors, set the C o n f i g u r e S A T A A s item in the BIOS to [RAID].
SATA2
SATA1
PVL-D/2U/SCSI SATA connectors
Important notes on Serial ATA
•
You must install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows® XP
Service Pack 1 before using Serial ATA hard disk drives. The Serial ATA
RAID feature (RAID 0/RAID 1) is available only if you are using Windows®
2000/XP.
•
Use only two Serial ATA RAID connectors for each RAID 0 or RAID 1
set.
•
When using the connectors in S tandard IDE mode, connect the primary
(boot) hard disk drive to the SATA1 or SATA2 connector. Refer to the
table below for the recommended SATA hard disk drive connections.
Serial ATA hard disk drive connection
Connector
Setting
Use
SATA1
Master
Boot disk
SATA2
Slave
Data disk
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6.
Ultra320 SCSI connectors (two 68-pin SCSIA1, SCSIB1)
This motherboard comes with the Adaptec® AIC-7902W SCSI U320
controller that support two 68-Pin Ultra320 SCSI connectors, one for
each of the two channels. Each channel can support a maximum of 15
devices as specified by Ultra320 standards.
SCSIB1
1 35
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PVL-D/2U/SCSI
68-Pin Ultra320/
Ultra2-Wide SCSI Connector
SCSIA1
68-Pin Ultra320/
Ultra2-Wide SCSI Connector
34
68
34 68
1
35
PVL-D/2U/SCSI Onboard SCSI connectors
SCSI Connection Notes
This motherboard has two 68-Pin Ultra320 SCSI connectors; one for
each of the two channels.
The onboard SCSI chipset incorporates an advanced multimode I/O cell
that supports both single-ended (SE), Ultra2, Ultra160, and Ultra320
devices. With Ultra320 devices, the SCSI bus platform performs at full
Ultra320 speeds (up to 320MB/s) and extended cabling 12m (or 25m
in a point-to-point configuration). When an SE device is attached, the
bus defaults to an SE speed and 1.5m cable length.
Connect SCSI devices as shown. Each channel should have only one
type of SCSI standard (e.g. Ultra320, Ultra160, Ultra2, Ultra-Wide). Mixing
SCSI devices on the same channel decreases performance of the slower
device.
68-pin Internal SCSI Cable (Twisted-Pair Ribbon)
®
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
Channel A
Internal SCSI Devices (up to 15 devices)
68-pin Female
Terminator
68-pin Internal SCSI Cable (Twisted-Pair Ribbon)
Channel B
Internal SCSI Devices (up to 15 devices)
68-pin Female
Terminator
PVL-D/2U/SCSI SCSI connection example
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GND
USB PortA(+)
USB PortA(-)
Power
®
USB connector (10-1 pin USB34)
This connector is for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to
this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of
the system chassis. This USB connector complies with USB 2.0
specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
7.
1
PVL-D/2U/SCSI USB connector
8.
NC
GND
USB PortB(+)
USB PortB(-)
Power
USB34
CPU and system fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN1/2,
3-pin REAR_FAN1/2, FRNT_FAN1/2)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA ~ 740 mA (8.88 W
max.) or a total of 2.1 A ~ 4.44 A (53.28 W max.) at +12V. Connect the
fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that
the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient
air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard components.
These are not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the fan connectors!
REAR_FAN1
CPU_FAN2
FRNT_FAN1
FRNT_FAN2
REAR_FAN1
GND
+12V
Rotation
FRNT_FAN1
PVL-D/2U/SCSI Fan connectors
GND
+12V
Rotation
CPU_FAN2
PWM Control
FAN Speed
FAN Power
GND
®
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
REAR_FAN2
CPU_FAN1
GND
FAN Power
FAN Speed
PWM Control
CPU_FAN1
REAR_FAN2
Rotation
+12V
GND
FRNT_FAN2
GND
+12V
Rotation
The CPU_FAN1 connector is attached to the mid-fan board. All system
fans will rotate in full speed when you disconnect the CPU_FAN1 cable.
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+5VSB
+5VSB
BMC SMBCLK
12CCLK1
PSON#
BMC_RST#
PWROK
PSONEN#
BMC connector (16-pin BMCCONN1)
This connector is for the ASUS server management card, if available.
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
9.
+5VSB
+5VSB
BMC SMBDATA
12CDATA1
FP_PWRBTN#
BMC_PRESENT#
BMC_SMI#
GND
BMCCONN1
PVL-D/2U/SCSI BMC connector
1 0 . A T X power connectors (24-pin ATXPWR1, 8
8-- p i n A T X 1 2 V 1
1))
These connectors are for SSI power supply plugs. The power supply
plugs are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find
the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors
completely fit.
•
Do not forget to connect the 8-pin ATX +12 V power plug; otherwise,
the system will not boot up.
•
Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when
configuring a system with more power consuming devices. The system
may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate.
•
You must install a PSU with a higher power rating if you intend to
install additional devices.
ATX12V1
8-pin
+3 Volts
-12 Volts
Ground
PSON#
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
Ground
12V
12V
12V
12V
GND
GND
GND
GND
ATXPWR1
24-pin Power Connector
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
Power OK
+5V Standby
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+3 Volts
®
Use of an SSI 12 V Specification 2.0-compliant power supply unit (PSU)
that provides a minimum power of 450W is recommended for a fullyconfigured system.
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
•
PVL-D/2U/SCSI ATX power connectors
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For Power Supply
with 24-pin
Power Connector
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PVL-D/2U/SCSI
1 1 . Backplane SMBus connector (6-1 pin BPSMB1)
This connector allows you to connect SMBus (System Management Bus)
devices. Devices communicate with an SMBus host and/or other SMBus
devices using the SMBus interface.
BPSMB1
GND
I2C_6_DATA#
+5V
PVL-D/2U/SCSI SMBus connector
FAN_DC
I2C_6_CLK#
1
POWERLED+
NC
POWERLEDMLED+
MLEDNC
+5V
GND
GND
SPKROUT
®
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
1 2 . System panel connector (20-pin PANEL1)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
PVL-D/2U/SCSI System panel connector
NMIBTN#
GND
POWERBTN#
GND
NC
RESETBTN#
GND
HDLED+
HDLED-
PANEL1
•
System power LED (Green 3-pin PLED)
This 3-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the
chassis power LED cable to this connector. The system power
LED lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks
when the system is in sleep mode.
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (Red 2-pin IDE_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the
HDD Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up
or flashes when data is read from or written to the HDD.
•
System warning speaker (Orange 4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning
speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and
warnings.
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ATX power button/soft-off button (Yellow 2-pin
PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the
power button turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or
soft-off mode depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the
power switch for more than four seconds while the system is ON
turns the system OFF.
•
Reset button (Blue 2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for
system reboot without turning off the system power.
The system panel connector is color-coded for easy connection.
1 3 . Auxiliary panel connector (20-pin AUX_PANEL1)
This connector is for additional front panel features including front
panel SMB, locator LED and switch, chassis intrusion, and LAN LEDs.
•
Front panel SMB (6-1 pin FPSMB)
These leads connect the front panel SMBus cable.
•
LAN activity LED (2-pin LAN1_LED, LAN2_LED)
These leads are for Gigabit LAN activity LEDs on the front panel.
•
Chassis intrusion (2-1 pin CHASSIS)
These leads are for the intrusion detection feature for chassis with
intrusion sensor or microswitch. When you remove any chassis
component, the sensor triggers and sends a high-level signal to
these leads to record a chassis intrusion event. To disable this
feature, place a jumper cap over the CASEOPEN and GND leads.
•
Locator LED (6-pin LOCATOR)
These leads are for the locator switch and LED on the front panel.
LAN activity LED
GND
I2C_4_DATA#
+5VSB
LAN1_LINKACTLED+
LAN1_LINKACTLEDLAN2_LINKACTLEDLAN2_LINKACTLED+
NC
I2C_4_CLK#
®
PVL-D/2U/SCSI
Front panel SMB
PVL-D/2U/SCSI Auxiliary panel connector
+5VSB
PIN1
CASEOPEN
GND
LOCATORLED1+
LOCATORLED1LOCATORBTN#
GND
LOCATORLED2LOCATORLED2+
AUX_PANEL1
Chassis Locator LED
intrusion and switch
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Chapter 4: Motherboard information
This chapter tells how to change the
system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus.
BIOS information
Chapter 5
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5.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic
Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
A S U S A F U D O S (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy
disk.)
2.
A S U S C r a s h F r e e B I O S 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy
disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or gets
corrupted.)
3.
A S U S U p d a t e (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk
in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original
motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.
5.1.1
1.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click S t a r t from the Windows® desktop, then select M y C o m p u t e rr.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click F i l e from the menu, then select F o r m a tt. A F o r m a t 3 1 / 2
F l o p p y D i s k window appears.
e. W i n d o w s® X P u s e r s : Select C r e a t e a n M S - D O S s t a r t u p d i s k
from the format options field, then click S t a r tt.
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5.1.2
AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment
using a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also allows
you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when the BIOS
fails or gets corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
2.
•
Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at least
600 KB free space to save the file.
•
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS
screen displays may not be same as shown.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than eight
alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three alphanumeric
characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
Main filename
3.
Extension name
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy
disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
Write to file...... ok
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS
file.
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact
BIOS filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable
floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /iI8021A00.100
4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iI8021A00.100
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent
system boot failure!
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5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is
completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
A:\>afudos /iI8021A00.100
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... done
Verifying flash .... done
Please restart your computer
A:\>
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5.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore
the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You
can update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support CD or the
floppy disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
•
Prepare the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk containing the
updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
•
Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the
floppy disk according the exact name of your motherboard, e.g.
I8022A0.rom
m.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the
corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “I8021A00.100”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
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Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
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Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the
system.
2.
Insert the support CD to the optical drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the
floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When no floppy disk is found, the utility automatically checks the optical
drive for the original or updated BIOS file. The utility then updates the
corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM found!
Reading file “I8021A00.100”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so
can cause system boot failure!
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file.
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5.1.4
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the
motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility allows
you to:
•
Save the current BIOS file
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
•
View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or
an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
2.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The D r i v e r s menu appears.
Click the U t i l i t i e s tab, then click I n s t a l l A S U S U p d a t e V X . X X . X X
X.
3.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
1.
Quit all Microsoft® Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using
this utility.
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Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking
Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate
e. The
ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from the
I n t e r n e t option from the
drop-down menu, then click
N e x tt.
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Select the ASUS FTP site nearest
you to avoid network traffic, or
click A u t o S e l e c tt. Click N e x tt.
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4.
From the FTP site, select the BIOS
version that you wish to download.
Click Next.
5.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself
through the Internet. Always
update the utility to avail all its
features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking
Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate
e. The
ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from a file
option from the drop-down menu,
then click N e x tt.
3.
Locate the BIOS file from the O p e n window, then click S a v e
e.
4.
Follow the screen instructions to complete the update process.
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5.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can update
using the provided utility described in section “5.1 Managing and updating
your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section explains
how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change the
configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can enable
the security password feature or change the power management settings.
This requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup program
so that the computer can recognize these changes and record them in the
CMOS RAM of the firmware hub.
The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you
start up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run
this program. Press <Del> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the
Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis.
You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this last
option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being a
menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus and
make your selections from the available options using the navigation keys.
•
The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most conditions
to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes unstable after
changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings to ensure system
compatibility and stability. Select the L o a d S e t u p D e f a u l t s item
under the Exit Menu. See section “5.7 Exit Menu.”
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes
only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for this motherboard.
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5.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Advanced
Server
Configuration fields
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
System Date
System Time
[Thu 09/22/2005]
[11:10:19]
Legacy Diskette A
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
IDE Configuration
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
General help
Exit
Use [ENTER]. [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
[ST32122A]
[ASUS CD-S520A]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
+F1
F10
ESC
System Information
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Sub-menu items
5.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Server
Security
For changing the security settings
Boot
Exit
For changing the basic system configuration
For changing the advanced server settings
For changing the system boot configuration
For selecting the exit options and loading default
settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
5.2.3
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that
particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and
change the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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5.2.4
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that
menu. For example, selecting M a i n
shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power,
Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
5.2.5
Main
Advanced
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
System Date
System Time
[Thu 09/22/2005]
[11:10:19]
Legacy Diskette A
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
IDE Configuration
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
: [ST32122A]
: [Not Detected]
: [Not Detected]
: [Not Detected]
: [Not Detected]
: [Not Detected]
System Information
Exit
Use [ENTER], [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
time.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Main menu items
Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam
has a sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press <Enter>.
5.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user-configurable,
you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an
item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected.
To change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to display a list of
options. Refer to “4.2.7 Pop-up window.”
5.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the
configuration options for that item.
5.2.8
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of
a menu screen when there are items
that do not fit on the screen. Press the
Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> /
<Page Down> keys to display the other
items on the screen.
5.2.9
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
APM Configuration
Power Management/APM
Video Power Down Mode
Hard Disk Power Down Mode
Suspend Time Out(Minute)
Throttle Slow Clock Ratio
[Enabled]
[Suspend]
[Suspend]
[Disabled]
[50%]
Power Button Function
Restore on AC Power Loss
[On/Off]
[Power Off]
Power
Power
Power
Power
Power
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
On
On
On
On
On
by PS/2 Keyboard
by PS/2 Mouse
Ring
PME#
RTC Alarm
Use [ENTER], [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
time.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Pop-up window
General help
Scroll bar
At the top right corner of the menu
screen is a brief description of the selected item.
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5.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the M a i n menu screen appears,
giving you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “5.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu
screen items and how to navigate through them.
Main
Advanced
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
System Time
System Date
[11:10:19]
[Mon 09/22/2005]
Legacy Diskette A
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
IDE Configuration
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
Exit
Use [ENTER]. [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
[ST32122A]
[ASUS CD-S520A]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
System Information
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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5.3.1
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
5.3.2
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
5.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled] [360K,
5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.] [2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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5.3.4
IDE Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the
IDE devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter> if you
wish to configure the item.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
IDE Configuration
Onboard IDE Operate Mode
Enhanced Mode Support On
Configure S-ATA as RAID
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
[Enhanced Mode]
[S-ATA]
[No]
[35]
Set [Compatible Mode]
when Legacy OS (i.e.
WIN ME, 98, NT4.0, MS
DOS) is used.
Set [enhanced Mode]
when native OS (i.e.
WIN2000, WIN XP) is
used.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Onboard IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode]
Allows selection of the IDE operation mode depending on the installed operating
system (OS). Set to [Enhanced Mode] if you are using native OS, e.g. Windows®
2000/XP. Set to [Compatible Mode] if you are using legacy OS, e.g. Windows®
ME/98/NT, MS-DOS. Configuration options: [Compatible Mode] [Enhanced
Mode]
The items E n h a n c e d M o d e S u p p o r t O n and C o n f i g u r e S - A T A a s
R A I D appear only when you set the Onboard IDE Operate Mode to [Enhanced
Mode].
Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA]
Allows you to set Serial ATA, Parallel ATA, or both, as native mode.
Configuration options: [P-ATA+S-ATA] [S-ATA] [ P-ATA]
Configure S-ATA as RAID [No]
Allows you to configure the Serial ATA devices as RAID sets.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
The above item appears only if you set the E n h a n c e d M o d e S u p p o r t
O n item to [S-ATA] or [P-ATA+S-ATA]
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec) [35]
Selects the time our value (in seconds) for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.
Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35]
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Primary/Secondary IDE Master/Slave,
Third, and Fourth IDE Master
The BIOS automatically detects the connected IDE devices. There is a separate
sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item, then press <Enter> to
display the IDE device information.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
Primary IDE Master
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: ST32122A
Size
: 2.1GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: Supported
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block(Multi-sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
SMART Monitoring
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
Select the type of
device connected to
the system.
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The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items (Device,
Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA, and
SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable. These items show
N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to [Auto] allows automatic selection of
the appropriate IDE device type. Select [CDROM] if you are specifically
configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select [ARMD] (ATAPI Removable Media Device)
if your device is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive. Configuration options: [Not
Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to [Auto] enables the LBA mode if
the device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously formatted
with LBA mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to [Auto], the
data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the
device supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled], the
data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0] [SWDMA1]
[SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0] [UDMA1] [UDMA2]
[UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.3.6
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The
BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
System Information
Model Name
Model ID
ASUS PVL-D/2U/SCSI
8021A0
ASUS-BIOS
Version
Date
1001
09/20/2005
Processor
System Memory
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Model Name
Displays the auto-detected ASUS motherboard model (either PVL-D/SCSI, or
PVL-D/1U).
Model ID
Displays the auto-detected identification number of the motherboard.
ASUS BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS version in the motherboard.
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Processor Information
Displays the auto-detected information about the installed CPU or CPUs.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
Processor Information
*** CPU1 :
Brand
ID/uCode
Ratio Value
Cache Value
Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2.80GHz
0F34h/07h
Actual 14 Max 14
L1/16KB L2/2048KB L3/0KB
*** CPU2 :
Brand
ID/uCode
Ratio Value
Cache Value
Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2.80GHz
0F34h/07h
Actual 14 Max 14
L1/16KB L2/2048KB L3/0KB
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System Memory Information
Displays the auto-detected information about the installed DDR2 DIMMs.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
System Memory Information
Type
Total Memory
DIMM01
DIMM02
DIMM03
DIMM04
DIMM05
DIMM06
DIMM07
DIMM08
DDR2 400
512MB
512MB
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
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5.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and
other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced Settings
Configure CPU.
CPU Configuration
Chipset Configuration
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCI/PnP Configuration
Power Configuration
Hardware Monitor
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5.4.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure Advanced CPU settings
Select MPS Revision.
MPS Table Version
Hyper Threading Technology
Max CPUID Value Limit
Enhanced C1 Control
CPU Internal Thermal Control
[1.4]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm) Tech.
[Automatic]
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MPS Table Version [1.4]
Allows you to select the multi-processor system version.
Configuration options: [1.1] [1.4]
Hyper-Threading Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the processor Hyper-Threading Technology.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
Setting this item to [Enabled] allows legacy operating systems to boot
even without support for CPUs with extended CPUID functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enhanced C1 Control [Auto]
When this item is set to [Auto], BIOS automatically checks the CPU capability
to enable C1E support. In C1E mode, the CPU has lower power consumption.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
CPU Internal Thermal Control [Auto]
When this item is set to [Auto], BIOS automatically checks the CPU capability
to enable TM or TM2 support. In TM mode, the CPU has lower power
consumption. In TM2 mode, the CPU core ratio and VID is reduced. Configuration
options: [Auto] [Disabled]
The following item appears only when you installed an Intel® Pentium® 4
CPU that supports the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST).
Intel(R) SpeedStep Technology [Automatic]
Allows you to use the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology. When set to
[Automatic], you can adjust the system power settings in the operating system
to use the EIST feature.
Set this item to [Disabled] if you do not want to use the EIST.
Configuration options: [Automatic] [Disabled]
The motherboard comes with a BIOS file that supports EIST.
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5.4.2
Chipset Configuration
The Chipset Configuration menu allows you to change the advanced chipset
settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced Chipset Settings
Options for NB.
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Northbridge Configuration
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Onboard SCSI Boot ROM
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
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Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the option ROM in the onboard LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard SCSI Boot ROM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the option ROM in the onboard SCSI controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The above item appears only on PVL-D/SCSI model.
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NorthBridge Configuration
The NorthBridge Configuration menu allows you to change the Northbridge
related settings.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
NorthBridge Chipset Configuration
DIMM SPEED: DDR2 400
Memory Remap Feature
Memory Mirroring/Sparing
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
ENABLE: Allow
remapping of
overlapped PCI memory
above the total
physical memory.
DISABLE: Do not allow
remapping of memory.
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DIMM Speed
Displays the installed DIMM type and speed. This item is auto-detected and is
not configurable.
Memory Remap Feature [Enabled]
Allows you to remap the overlap PCI memory over the total physical memory.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Memory Mirroring/Sparing [Disabled]
Allows you to select the memory RAS feature: mirroring or sparing.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Mirroring] [Sparing]
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5.4.3
Onboard Devices Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced Onboard Devices Settings
USB Configuration
Super IO Configuration
Configure the USB
support.
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USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
USB Configuration
Enables USB host
controllers.
Module Version - 2.23.2-5.3
USB Devices Enabled:
None
USB Function
Legacy USB Support
USB 2.0 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
[4 USB Ports]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[HiSpeed]
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
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The M o d u l e V e r s i o n and U S B D e v i c e s E n a b l e d items show the
auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the U S B D e v i c e s
E n a b l e d item shows N o n e
e.
USB Function [4 USB Ports]
Allows you to enable a specific number of USB ports, or disable the USB
function. Configuration options: [Disabled] [2 USB Ports] [4 USB Ports]
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Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. Setting to
[Auto] allows the system to detect the presence of legacy USB devices at
startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no legacy
USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to set the USB 2.0 controller mode to HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or
FullSpeed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [FullSpeed] [HiSpeed]
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to confgure the USB Mass Storage Class
devices. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
USB Mass Storage Reset Delay
[20 Sec]
No USB Mass Storage device detected
Number of seconds POST
waits for the USB mass
device after start
unit command.
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USB Mass Storage Reset Delay[20 Sec]
Allows you to set the number of seconds POST waits for the USB mass device after
start unit command. Configuration options: [10 Sec] [20 Sec] [30 Sec] [40 Sec]
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Super IO Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure Win83627THF Super IO Chipset
Serial Port1 Address
Serial Port2 Address
Serial Port2 Mode
Parallel Port Address
[3F8/IRQ4]
[2F8/IRQ3]
[Normal]
[Disabled]
Allows BIOS to select
Serial Port1 Base
Addresses.
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Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [3E8/IRQ4]
Serial Port2 Address [2F8/IRQ3]
Allows you to select the Serial Port2 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [2F8/IRQ3] [2E8/IRQ3]
Serial Port2 Mode [Normal]
Allows the BIOS to select the Serial Port 2 mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [IrDA] [Ask IR]
The following items appear only when the S e r i a l P o r t 2 M o d e item is
set to [IrDA] or [Ask IR].
IR I/O Pin Select [SINB/SOUTHB]
Allows the BIOS to select the receiver or transmit pin for Serial Port2 (IR Mode).
Configuration options: [SINB/SOUTHB] [IRRY/IRTX]
IR Duplex Mode [Half Duplex]
Allows the BIOS to select full or half duplex for Serial Port2 (IR Mode).
Configuration options: [Full Duplex] [Half Duplex]
Parallel Port Address [Disabled]
Allows you to disable or select the Parallel Port base addresses.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]
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The following items appear only when the P a r a l l e l P o r t A d d r e s s item
is set to [378], [278], or [3BC].
Parallel Port Mode [Normal]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [Bi-Directional] [EPP] [ECP]
EPP Version [1.9]
Allows selection of the Parallel Port EPP version. This item appears
only when the P a r a l l e l P o r t M o d e is set to E P P
P.
Configuration options: [1.9] [1.7]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to [ECP]. This item
allows you to set the Parallel Port ECP DMA.
Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port IRQ.
[Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
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5.4.4
PCI/PnP Configuration
The PCI/PnP Configuration menu items allow you to change the advanced
settings for PCI/PnP devices. The menu includes setting the IRQ and DMA
channel resources for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the
memory size block for legacy ISA devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction!
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
Plug and Play OS
Palette Snooping
[No]
[Disabled]
IRQ-3 assigned to
IRQ-4 assigned to
IRQ-5 assigned to
IRQ-7 assigned to
IRQ-9 assigned to
IRQ-10 assigned to
IRQ-11 assigned to
IRQ-14 assigned to
IRQ-15 assigned to
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
NO: Lets the BIOS
configure all the
devices int he system.
YES: Lets the
operating system
configure Plug and
Play (PnP) devices not
required for boot if
your system has a Plug
ans Play operating
system.
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Plug And Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set to
[Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating system
configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot. Configuration
options: [No] [Yes]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the palette snooping feature informs the PCI devices
that an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the latter can
function correctly. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI Device]
When set to [PCI Device], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP devices.
When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy devices. Configuration
options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
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5.4.5
Power Configuration
The Power Configuration menu items allow you to change the settings for the
ACPI and Advanced Power Management (APM) features. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power Configuration
ACPI APIC Support
[Enabled]
APM Configuration
Include ACPI APIC
table pointer to RSDT
pointer list.
IMPORTANT!!!
Do not change the APIC
support settings after
OS installation;
otherwise, a system
boot failure may
occur.
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ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) support in the Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC).
When set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT
pointer list. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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APM Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
APM Configuration
Enable or disable APM.
Power Management/APM
Video Power Down Mode
Hard Disk Power Down Mode
Suspend Time Out (Minute)
Throttle Slow Clock Ratio
[Enabled]
[Suspend]
[Suspend]
[Disabled]
[50%]
Power Button Function
Restore on AC Power Loss
[On/Off]
[Last State]
Power
Power
Power
Power
Power
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
On
On
On
On
On
By PS/2 Keyboard
By PS/2 Mouse
Ring
By PME#
By RTC Alarm
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Power Management [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the motherboard Advance Power Management
(APM) feature. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Video Power Down Mode [Suspend]
Allows you to select the video power down mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Standby] [Suspend]
Hard Disk Power Down Mode [Suspend]
Allows you to select the hard disk power down mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Standby] [Suspend]
Suspend Time Out (Minute) [Disabled]
Allows you to select the specified time at which the system goes on suspend
mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [1 Min] [2 Min] [4 Min]
[8 Min] [10 Min] [20 Min] [30 Min] [40 Min] [50 Min] [60 Min]
Throttle Slow Clock Ratio [50%]
Allows you to select duty cycle in throttle mode.
Configuration options: [87.5%] [75.0%] [62.5%] [50.0%] [37.5%]
[25.0%] [12.5%]
Power Button Function [On/Off]
Allows the system to go into On/Off mode or suspend mode when the power
button is pressed. Configuration options: [On/Off] [Suspend]
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Restore on AC Power Loss [Last State]
When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power
loss. When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power loss.
When set to Last State, the system goes into either off or on state, whatever
the system state was before the AC power loss. Configuration options: [Power
Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard to turn on the system. This
feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB
lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse to
turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides
at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On Ring [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system enables the RI to generate a wake
event while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PME# [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system enables the PME to generate a wake
event while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this
item is set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC
Alarm Minute, and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.4.6
Hardware Monitor
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Hardware Monitor
CPU1 Temperature.
CPU1 Temperature
CPU2 Temperature
MB Temperature
CPU1 Fan Speed
CPU2 Fan Speed
Front1 Fan Speed
Front2 Fan Speed
Rear1 Fan Speed
Rear2 Fan Speed
[49ºC/120ºF]
[47ºC/114ºF]
[39ºC/102ºF]
[5038RPM]
[5045RPM]
[N/A]
[N/A]
[N/A]
[N/A]
Smart Fan Control
CPU1 Temperature
CPU2 Temperature
MB Temperature
[Smart Fan]
[060]
[060]
[50]
VCORE1 Voltage
[ 1.236V]
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Use the down arrow key to display additional items.
VCORE2 Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
5VSB Voltage
VBAT Voltage
12V Voltage
[ 1.258V]
[ 3.280V]
[ 5.010V]
[ 4.980V]
[ 3.088V]
[11.749V]
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CPU1/CPU2 Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard and CPU temperatures. Select [Disabled] if you do not wish to
display the detected temperatures.
If you installed only one CPU, the C P U 2 T e m p e r a t u r e item shows
[N/A].
CPU1/CPU2 Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
Front1/Front2 Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
Rear1/Rear2 Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU,
front, and rear fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If a fan is not
connected to the connector on the motherboard, the field shows N/A.
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Smart Fan Control [Smart Fan]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that smartly adjusts
the fan speeds for more efficient system operation. Configuration options:
[Smart Fan] [Smart Fan II]
The C P U 1 T e m p e r a t u r e
e, C P U 2 T e m p e r a t u r e
e, and M B
T e m p e r a t u r e items do not appear when you disable the S m a r t F a n
C o n t r o l feature.
CPU1/CPU2 Temperature [XXX]
MB Temperature [XXX]
Displays the detected CPU and system threshold temperatures when the Smart
Fan Control feature is enabled.
VCORE1 Voltage, VCORE2 Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V
Voltage, 5VSB Voltage, VBAT Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage outputs
through the onboard voltage regulators.
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5.5
Server menu
The Server menu items allow you to customize the server features.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
Server
Exit
Server Features
Configure Remote
Access.
Remote Access Configuration
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Remote Access Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to configure the Remote Access features.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Main
Advanced
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
Configure Remote Access type and parameters
Remote Access
[Disabled]
Exit
Select Remote Access
type.
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Remote Access [Disabled]
Enables or disables the remote access feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
When the R e m o t e A c c e s s item is set to [Enabled], the following items
appear.
Serial port number [COM1]
Allows you to select the Serial Port for console redirection.
Configuration options: [COM1] [COM2]
Baudrate [19200]
Allows you to select Serial Port settings.
Configuration options: [115200] [57600] [38400] [19200] [9600]
Flow Control [None]
Allows you to select the flow control for console redirection.
Configuration options: [None] [Hardware] [Software]
Redirection After BIOS POST [Always]
Sets the redirection mode after the BIOS Power-On Self-Test (POST). Some
operating systems may not work when this item is set to Always.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Boot Loader] [Always]
Terminal Type [ANSI]
Allows you to select the target terminal type.
Configuration options: [ANSI] [VT100] [VT-UTF8]
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support [Disabled]
Enables or disables the VT-UTF8 combo key support for ANSI or VT100
terminals. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.6
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Main
Advanced
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Exit
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disable password.
Change Supervisor Password
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d. After
you set a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
To set or change a supervisor password:
1.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item, then press <Enter>.
2.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six letters
and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a
user password.
To clear the supervisor password:
Select the Change Supervisor Password then press <Enter>. The message
“Password Uninstalled” appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS
Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “2.6 Jumpers” for information on
how to erase the RTC RAM.
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After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow
you to change other security settings.
Main
Advanced
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
Exit
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disable password.
[Full Access]
[Setup]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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User Access Level [Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
N o A c c e s s prevents user access to the Setup utility.
V i e w O n l y allows access but does not allow change to any field.
L i m i t e d allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and Time.
F u l l A c c e s s allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup
utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The U s e r P a s s w o r d
item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d. After you set a
password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
To set a user password:
1.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at
least six letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
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Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the
Setup utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both
when accessing Setup and booting the system.
Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
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5.7
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Advanced
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
Exit
Boot Settings
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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5.7.1
Main
Boot Device Priority
Advanced
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
[PS-ASUS CD-S520/A]
[PM-ST32122A]
Exit
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
A device enclosed in
parenthesis has been
disabled in the
corresponding menu.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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1st ~ xxth Boot Device [xxx Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available
devices. The number of device items that appears on the screen depends
on the number of devices installed in the system.
Configuration options: [xxx Drive] [Disabled]
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5.7.2
Main
Boot Settings Configuration
Advanced
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Logo Display
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[On]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Exit
Specifies the boot
llows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST)
while booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set
to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the POST items.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Logo display [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
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Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when
error occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run
Setup” during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt
19. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.8
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values
for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Main
Advanced
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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If you made changes to any of the settings in the menus, pressing <Esc>
does not immediately exit this menu. A confirmation window appears and
prompts you to either save your changes or cancel the command. Select
one of the options from this menu to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Select this option then press <Enter>, or simply press <F10>, to save your
changes to CMOS before exiting the Setup utility.
When a confirmation window appears, select [ O K ] then press <Enter> to
save your changes and exit Setup. If you wish to cancel the command, select
[Cancel] then press <Enter> to return to the Exit menu.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option then press <Enter> to exit the Setup utility without saving
your changes.
When a confirmation window appears, select [ O K ] then press <Enter> to
discard your changes and exit Setup. If you wish to cancel the command,
select [Cancel] then press <Enter> to return to the Exit menu.
Discard Changes
Select this option then press <Enter> to discard the changes that you made,
and restore the previously saved settings.
When a confirmation window appears, select [ O K ] then press <Enter> to
discard the changes, and load the previously saved settings. If you wish to
cancel the command, select [Cancel] then press <Enter> to return to the Exit
menu.
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Load Setup Defaults
Select this option then press <Enter> to load the optimized settings for each
of the Setup menu items.
When a confirmation window appears, select [ O K ] then press <Enter> to
load the default settings. If you wish to cancel the command, select [Cancel]
then press <Enter> to return to the Exit menu.
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This chapter provides instructions for
setting up, creating, and configuring
RAID sets using the available utilities.
RAID configuration
Chapter 6
6.1
Setting up RAID
The motherboard comes with the following RAID solutions:
PVL-D/2U/SCSI model
• A d a p t e c® AIC-7902W SCSI RAID controller supports SCSI hard disk
drives and RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 0+1 configurations.
6.1.1
RAID definitions
R A I D 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and
write data in parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same
work as a single drive but at a sustained data transfer rate, double that of a
single disk alone, thus improving data access and storage. Use of two new
identical hard disk drives is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from
one drive to a second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software
directs all applications to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of
the data in the other drive. This RAID configuration provides data protection and
increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use two new drives or use an
existing drive and a new drive for this setup. The new drive must be of the same
size or larger than the existing drive.
R A I D 0 + 1 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity
(redundancy data) having to be calculated and written. With the RAID 0+1
configuration you get all the benefits of both RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations.
Use four new hard disk drives or use an existing drive and three new drives for
this setup.
J B O D (Spanning) stands for J u s t a B u n c h o f D i s k s and refers to hard
disk drives that are not yet configured as a RAID set. This configuration stores
the same data redundantly on multiple disks that appear as a single disk on
the operating system. Spanning does not deliver any advantage over using
separate disks independently and does not provide fault tolerance or other
RAID performance benefits.
If you want to boot the system from a hard disk drive included in a created
RAID set, copy first the RAID driver from the support CD to a floppy disk
before you install an operating system to the selected hard disk drive.
Refer to Chapter 6 for details.
7902 HostRAID doesn’t support PAE Mode under Windows 2000 Server
SP4, due to Adaptec driver limitation.
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6.1.2
Installing hard disk drives
The motherboard supports SCSI hard disk drives for RAID set configuration.
For optimal performance, install identical drives of the same model and capacity
when creating a disk array.
To install the SCSI hard disks for RAID configuration:
1.
Install the SCSI hard disks into the drive bays following the
instructions in the system user guide.
2.
Connect the SCSI interface cable connectors at the back of the SCSI
drives.
3.
Connect the other end of the SCSI interface cable to the SCSI
connector on the motherboard.
Refer to Chapter 4 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS
Setup.
6.1.3
RAID configuration utilities
Depending on the RAID connectors that you use, you can create a RAID set
using the utilities embedded in each RAID controller. For example, use the
A d a p t e c S C S I S e l e c t ( T M ) U t i l i t y ! if you installed SCSI hard disk drives
to the SCSI connector(s) supported by the Adaptec® AIC-7902W RAID
controller. Refer to the succeeding sections for details on how to use each
RAID configuration utility.
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6.2
Adaptec SCSISelect(TM) Utility!
The Adaptec SCSISelect(TM) Utility allows you to create RAID 0, 1, and 0+1
set(s) from SCSI hard disk drives connected to the SCSI connector supported
by the Adaptec embedded SCSI controller.
To enter the Adaptec SCSISelect(TM) Utility!:
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1.
Turn on the system after installing all the SCSI hard disk drives.
2.
During POST, the Adaptec SCSI BIOS automatically detects the installed
SCSI hard disk drives and displays any existing RAID set(s). Press <Ctrl>
<A> to enter the utility.
3.
The utility auto-detects the available SCSI channels. Select the SCSI
channel, then press <Enter>.
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6.2.1
Configuring the SCSI controller
You need to configure the SCSI controller before creating a RAID set. After
selecting the SCSI channel to use, the utility prompts you to select from the
available options. Use the arrow keys to select C o n f i g u r e / V i e w S C S I
C o n t r o l l e r S e t t i n g ss, then press <Enter>.
6.2.2
Enabling the HostRAID controller
To enable the Adaptec HostRAID controller:
1.
Use the arrow keys to select the H o s t R A I D item in the Configuration
section.
2.
d.
Press <Enter> to set the item to E n a b l e d
3.
Press <Esc> to exit.
4.
When the utility prompts you to
save the changes, select Y e ss,
then press <Enter>.
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The screen returns to the options menu.
6.2.3
Creating a RAID 0 set (Stripe)
To create a RAID 0 set for Performance:
1.
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After enabling the HostRAID, the utility returns to the initial menu. Use
the arrow keys to select C o n f i g u r e / V i e w H o s t R A I D S e t t i n g ss, then
press <Enter>.
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2.
The utility displays the installed SCSI hard disk drives status and menu
C >.
options. When available, the HDD status shows F r e e
e. Press <C
The utility does not display an installed SCSI HDD(s) with an existing RAID
condiguration or is part of an existing RAID set. Use the SCSI Disk Utilities
to reformat the HDD(s), or use the previous RAID card to clear the RAID
configuration on the HDD(s).
3.
Select R A I D - 0 ( H i g h P e r f o r m a n c e , N o F a u l t T o l e r a n c e ) from
the S e l e c t R A I D T y p e menu, then press <Enter>.
Refer to the S t r i p i n g R e q u i r e m e n t s note at the bottom of the screen
to determine the number of hard disk drives required for the selected RAID
type.
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4.
Use the arrow keys to select a RAID set member, then press
<SpaceBar> to mark. An X mark appears after the selected HDD.
5.
Follow the step 4 to select the other members of the RAID set, then
press <Enter> when finished.
6.
Select the stripe size from the
menu, then press <Enter>.
For server systems, we recommend that you use a lower array block size.
For multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing,
we recommend a higher array block size for optimum performance.
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When prompted, use the keyboard to assign a name for the RAID 0 set,
then press <Enter>.
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8.
If you want to make the array
bootable, select Y e s from the
menu, then press <Enter>.
9.
When prompted to create the
RAID 0 set, select <Yes>, then
press <Enter>.
The utility erases all data from the selected hard disk drives. Make sure
to backup all important data before creating a RAID set.
A B u i l d C o m p l e t e message
appears to indicate that you have
successfully created the RAID 0
set.
10. The screen displays the information on the created RAID set.
Press <Esc> to exit the utility.
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6.2.4
Creating a RAID 1 set (Mirror)
To create a RAID 1 set for Fault Tolerance:
1.
2.
Follow steps 1 to 2 of the C r e a t i n g a R A I D 0 s e t section.
Select RAID-1 (Fault Tolerance)
Tolerance)from the Select RAID Type menu,
then press <Enter>.
Refer to the M i r r o r i n g R e q u i r e m e n t s note at the bottom of the screen
to determine the number of hard disk drives required for the selected RAID
type.
3.
Use the arrow keys to select a RAID set member, then press
<SpaceBar> to mark. An X mark appears after the selected HDD.
4.
Follow step 3 to select the other members of the RAID set, then press
<Enter> when finished.
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6.
Select C r e a t e n e w R A I D - 1 from the RAID-1 Build Option menu, then
press <Enter>. Refer to the options description below.
• Create a New RAID-1 - The default option. Select this option when
creating a new RAID 1 set.
• Copy from ( 0) to ( 1) - Select this option when you want to copy
the source drive contents to a target drive, provided that the source is
equal to or smaller than the target drive.
• Copy from ( 1) to ( 0) - Select this option when you want to copy
the source drive contents to a target drive, provided that the source is
larger than the target drive.
7.
When prompted, use the keyboard to assign a name for the RAID 1 set,
then press <Enter>.
8.
If you want to make the array
bootable, select Y e s from the
menu, then press <Enter>.
9.
When prompted to create the RAID
1 set, select <Yes>, then press
<Enter>.
The utility erases all data from the selected hard disk drives. Make sure to
backup all important data before creating a RAID set.
10. When a confirmation dialogue box
appears, select <Yes>, then press
<Enter>.
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11. The utility builds the RAID 1 set and displays a progress bar at the
center of the screen. Press <Esc> if you want to stop the building process.
A B u i l d C o m p l e t e message
appears to indicate that you have
successfully created the RAID 1
set.
12. The screen displays the information on the created RAID set.
Press <Esc> to exit the utility.
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6.2.5
Creating a RAID 10 set (Stripe+Mirror)
To create a RAID 10 set for Fault Tolerance and Performance:
1.
After enabling the HostRAID, the utility returns to the initial menu. Use
the arrow keys to select C o n f i g u r e / V i e w H o s t R A I D S e t t i n g ss, then
press <Enter>.
2.
The utility displays the SCSI hard disk drives installed in your computer
C >.
and the menu options. Press <C
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3.
Select R A I D - 1 0 ( F a u l t T o l e r a n c e , H i g h P e r f o r m a n c e ) from the
S e l e c t R A I D T y p e menu, then press <Enter>.
Refer to the S t r i p i n g / M i r r o r i n g R e q u i r e m e n t s note at the bottom
of the screen to determine the number of hard disk drives required for the
selected RAID type.
4.
Use the arrow keys to select a RAID set member, then press
<SpaceBar> to mark. An X mark appears after the selected HDD.
5.
Follow the step 4 to select the other members of the RAID set, then
press <Enter> when finished.
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6.
Select the stripe size from the
menu, then press <Enter>.
For server systems, we recommend that you use a lower array block size.
For multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing,
we recommend a higher array block size for optimum performance.
7.
When prompted, use the keyboard to assign a name for the RAID 10
set, then press <Enter>.
8.
If you want to make the array
bootable, select Y e s from the
menu, then press <Enter>.
9.
When prompted to create the RAID
10 set, select <Yes>, then press
<Enter>.
The utility erases all data from the selected hard disk drives. Make sure to
backup all important data before creating a RAID set.
A B u i l d C o m p l e t e message
appears to indicate that you have
successfully created the RAID 10
set.
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10. The screen displays the information on the created RAID set.
Press <Esc> to exit the utility.
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6.2.6
Adding a spare drive to a RAID 10 set
To add a spare drive to a RAID 10 set:
1.
2.
S > from the C o n f i g u r e / V i e w H o s t R A I D S e t t i n g s menu.
Press <S
Select A d d S p a r e from the Options menu, then press <Enter>.
3.
Use the arrow keys to select the spare drive from the list, then press
<Enter>.
4.
When a confirmation dialogue box
appears, select <Yes>, then press
<Enter>.
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5.
The screen displays the information on the added spare drive.
Press <Esc> to exit the utility.
6.2.7
Deleting a RAID 10 set spare drive
To delete a RAID 10 set spare drive:
1.
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S >, select D e l e t e S p a r e from the
From the utility main menu, press <S
Options menu, then press <Enter>.
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2.
The screen displays the available spare drive(s). Use the arrow keys to
select the spare drive you want to delete, then press <Enter>.
3.
When a confirmation dialogue box
appears, select <Yes>, then press
<Enter> to delete the spare drive.
4.
Press <ESC> to exit the utility.
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6.2.8
Deleting a RAID set
To delete a RAID set:
1.
D > from the C o n f i g u r e / V i e w H o s t R A I D S e t t i n g s menu.
Press <D
2.
For RAID 0 and RAID 10 set, go to step 3. For a RAID 1 set, select a
delete option from the menu (see below), then go to step 3.
• D r i v e I D 1 - Deletes all data on drive 1
•
•
•
3.
D r i v e I D 2 - Deletes all data on drive 2
D r i v e I D 1 & 2 - Deletes all data on both drives
N o n e - Breaks the array but keeps all existing data on both drives
When prompted, select Y e s from
the D e l e t e A r r a y ? menu, then
press <Enter>.
You lose all data on the hard disk drives when you delete a RAID set. Make
sure to backup all important data before deleting a RAID set.
4.
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Press <ESC> to exit the utility.
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6.2.9
Rebuilding a RAID set
The rebuild option is available only for RAID 1 and RAID 10 sets.
To rebuild a RAID set:
1.
From the main menu, select the RAID set you want to rebuild, then
press <Enter>.
2.
R >.
Press <R
While rebuilding the array, you can press <Esc> to stop. A pop-up menu
appears for confirmation. Select Y e s to stop rebuilding and return to the
main menu.
A Build/Rebuild Completed message appears on screen to indicate that
you have successfully rebuilt the array.
3.
Press any key to return to the main menu.
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6.2.10 Verifying a RAID set hard disk drive
To verify a RAID set hard disk drive:
1.
Select S C S I D i s k U t i l i t i e s from the main menu options, then press
<Enter>.
2.
The screen displays the RAID set drives. Use the arrow keys to select
the hard disk drive you want to verify, then press <Enter>.
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3.
Select V e r i f y D i s k M e d i a from the menu, then press <Enter>.
You can also use the SCSI Disk Utilities to format the hard disk drive.
4.
After verifying the hard disk drive, press <Esc> to exit the utility.
6.2.11 Making a RAID set bootable
To make a RAID set bootable:
1.
Select S C S I D i s k U t i l i t i e s from the main menu options, then press
<Enter>.
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2.
Select the RAID set you want to make bootable, then press <Enter>.
3.
Press < B > when the RAID set information displays on screen.
4.
When prompted, select M a r k
e, then press <Enter>.
bootable
B ” appears before a bootable RAID set for easy identification.
The letter “B
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This chapter provides instructions for
installing the necessary drivers for
different system components.
Driver Installation
Chapter 7
7.1
RAID driver installation
After creating the RAID sets for your server system, you are now ready to
install an operating system to the independent hard disk drive or bootable
array. This part provides instructions on how to install the RAID controller
drivers during OS installation.
7.1.1
Creating a RAID driver disk
Creating a driver disk :
A floppy disk with the RAID and SCSI driver is required when installing Windows
2000/2003 Server or Linux operating system on a hard disk drive. You can
create a RAID or SCSI driver disk in DOS (using the Makedisk application in the
support CD).
To create a RAID driver disk in DOS environment:
1. Place the motherboard support CD in the optical drive.
2. Restart the computer, then enter the BIOS Setup.
3. Select the optical drive as the first boot priority to boot from the
support CD. Save your changes, then exit the BIOS Setup.
4. Restart the computer.
5. Press any key when prompted to boot from CD.
Loading FreeDOS FAT KERNEL GO!
Press any key to boot from CDROM...
The Makedisk menu appears.
6. Place a blank, high-density floppy disk to the floppy disk drive, then
select the type of RAID driver disk you want to create by typing the
number before the option
7. Press <Enter>.
8. Follow screen instructions to create the driver disk.
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You may have to use another system to create the RAID driver disk from
the system/motherboard support CD or from the Internet.
Windows® 2000/2003 Server
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows® 2000/
2003 Server operating system on a hard disk drive that is assigned to an
array.
To create a RAID driver disk from Windows® environment:
1. Place the system or motherboard support CD in the optical drive.
2. When the D r i v e r s menu appears, select the RAID driver disk you want
to create.
OR
Browse the contents of the support CD to locate the driver disk utility.
3. Insert a formatted high-density floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
4. Follow screen instructions to complete the process.
5. After creating a RAID driver disk, eject the floppy disk, then
write-protect it to prevent computer virus infection.
Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0 UP5
To create a RAID driver disk for Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0 UP5 system:
1. Insert a blank formatted high-density floppy disk to the floppy disk
drive.
2. Decompress the file into the floppy disk from the following path in the
support CD:
For Adaptec AIC-7902W HostRAID driver disk :
\Drivers\adaptec\aic7902\HostRAID\Linux\a320raid3.00.057-rhel3qu5.tar.gz
(Please decompress the *.gz file into the local hard disk, and then
decompress the a320raid-3.00.057-rhel3qu5.i686.img into the
floppy
disk )
3. Eject the floppy disk.
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7.1.2
Installing the RAID controller driver
Windows® 2000/2003 Server OS
D u r i n g W i n d o w s® 2 0 0 0 / 2 0 0 3 S e r v e r O S i n s t a l l a t i o n
To install the RAID controller driver when installing Windows® 2000/
2003 Server OS:
7-4
1.
Boot the computer using the Windows® 2000/2003 Server installation
CD. The W i n d o w s® 2 0 0 0 / 2 0 0 3 S e t u p starts.
2.
Press F6 if you need to install a
Press <F6> when the message “P
t h i r d p a r t y S C S I o r R A I D d r i v e r . . ..” appears at the bottom of the
screen.
3.
S > to specify an additional device.
When prompted, press <S
Chapter 7: Driver installation
4.
Insert the RAID driver disk you created earlier to the floppy disk drive,
then press <Enter>.
5.
Select the RAID controller driver from the list, then press <Enter>.
•
For A d a p t e c® 7 9 0 2 W H o s t R A I D driver, select A d a p t e c
HostRAID U320 Diver ver. 1.02 for Windows 2000/XP/
2003
3. (PVL-D/SCSI model only)
6.
The Windows® 2000/2003 Setup loads the RAID controller drivers from
the RAID driver disk. When prompted, press <Enter> to continue
installation.
7.
Setup then proceeds with the OS installation. Follow screen instructions
to continue.
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T o a n e x i s t i n g W i n d o w s® 2 0 0 0 / 2 0 0 3 S e r v e r O S
To install the RAID controller driver on an existing Windows® 2000/2003
Server OS:
1.
2.
3.
Restart the computer, then log in with A d m i n i s t r a t o r privileges.
Windows® automatically detects the RAID controller and displays a N e w
H a r d w a r e F o u n d window. Click C a n c e ll.
Right-click the M y C o m p u t e r icon on the Windows® desktop , then
select P r o p e r t i e s from the menu.
4.
Click the H a r d w a r e tab, then click the D e v i c e M a n a g e r button to
display the list of devices installed in the system.
5.
6.
Right-click the R A I D c o n t r o l l e r item, then select P r o p e r t i e ss.
Click the D r i v e r tab, then click the U p d a t e D r i v e r button.
7.
The U p g r a d e D e v i c e D r i v e r W i z a r d window appears. Click N e x tt.
8.
Insert the RAID driver disk you created earlier to the floppy disk drive.
9.
Select the option “S
Search for a suitable driver for my device
( r e c o m m e n d e d )), then click N e x tt.
10. The wizard searches the RAID
controller drivers. When found,
click N e x t to install the drivers.
11. Click F i n i s h after the driver
installation is done.
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To verify the RAID controller driver installation:
2.
Right-click the M y C o m p u t e r icon on the Windows® desktop , then
select P r o p e r t i e s from the menu.
Click the H a r d w a r e tab, then click the D e v i c e M a n a g e r button.
3.
Click the “+” sign before the item S C S I a n d R A I D c o n t r o l l e r ss.
1.
•
4.
5.
6.
For PVL-D/2U/SCSI model, the A d a p t e c A I C - 7 9 0 2 W H o s t R A I D
D r i v e items should appear.
Right-click the RAID controller driver item, then select P r o p e r t i e s from
the menu.
Click the D r i v e r tab, then click the D r i v e r D e t a i l s button to display
the RAID controller drivers.
Click O K when finished.
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Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0
To install the RAID controller driver when installing Red Hat® Enterprise ver.
3.0 OS:
7-8
1.
Boot the system from the Red Hat® Installation CD.
2.
At the boot:, type linux dd , then press <Enter>.
Chapter 7: Driver installation
3.
Select Y e s using the <Tab> key when asked if you have the driver disk.
Press <Enter>
4.
Select f d 0 using the <Tab> key when asked to select the driver disk
source. Press <Tab> to move the cursor to O K
K, then press <Enter>.
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5.
When prompted, insert the Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0 RAID driver disk
to the floppy disk drive, select O K , then press <Enter>.
The drivers for the RAID controller are installed to the system.
6.
When asked if you will load additional RAID controller drivers:
For PVL-D/2U/SCSI model, select Y e ss, then install the additional
RAID controller drivers (for Adaptec® AIC-7902W).
•
7.
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Follow screen instructions to continue the OS installation.
Chapter 7: Driver installation
7.2
LAN driver installation
This section provides instructions on how to install the Broadcom® Gigabit
LAN controller drivers.
7.2.1
Windows® 2000/2003 Server
To install the Broadcom® Gigabit LAN controller driver on a Windows® 2000/
2003 Server OS:
1.
Restart the computer, then log on with A d m i n i s t r a t o r privileges.
2.
Insert the motherboard/system support CD to the optical drive. The CD
automatically displays the D r i v e r s menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
3.
•
Windows® automatically detects the LAN controllers and displays a N e w
H a r d w a r e F o u n d window. Click C a n c e l to close this window.
•
If A u t o r u n is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of
the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder.
Double-click the A S S E T U P . E X E to run the CD.
Click the B r o a d c o m 5 7 2 1 D r i v e r option to begin installation.
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4.
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Click N e x t when the InstallShield Wizard window appears. Follow
screen instructions to continue installation.
Chapter 7: Driver installation
7.2.2
Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0
Follow these instructions when installing the Broadcom® Gigabit LAN controller
base driver for the Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0 operating system.
Installing the source RPM package
To install the source RPM package:
1.
Install the source RPM package:
rpm -ivh bcm5700-<version>.src.rpm
2.
Change the directory to the RPM path and build the binary driver for
your kernel:
cd /usr/src/{redhat,OpenLinux,turbo,packages,rpm ..}
rpm -bb SPECS/bcm5700.spec or rpmbuild -bb SPECS/
bcm5700.spec
The RPM path is different for different Linux distributions.
3.
Install the newly built package (driver and man page):
rpm -ivh RPMS/i386/bcm5700-<version>.i386.rpm
You need the force option when installing the driver on some
distributions that has an older version of the driver.
For 2 . 2 . x k e r n e l ss, the driver is installed in:
/lib/modules/<kernel_version>/net/bcm5700.o
For 2 . 4 . x k e r n e l ss, the driver is installed in:
/lib/modules/<kernel_version>/kernel/drivers/net/
bcm5700.o
For 2 . 4 . x k e r n e l s w i t h b c m 5 7 0 0 d r i v e r p a t c h e d i n
n, the driver
is installed in:
/lib/modules/<kernel_version>/kernel/drivers/net/bcm/
bcm5700.o
or
/lib/modules/<kernel_version>/kernel/drivers/addon/
bcm5700/bcm5700.o
4.
Load the driver:
insmod bcm5700
5.
Refer to Linux distribution documentation to configure the network
protocol and address.
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Building the driver from the TAR file
To build the driver from the TAR file:
1.
Create a directory and extract the TAR files:
tar xvzf bcm5700-<version>.tar.gz
2.
Build the driver bcm5700.o as a loadable module for the running
kernel:
cd bcm5700-<version>/src
make
3.
Test the driver by loading it:
insmod bcm5700.o
4.
Install the driver and man page:
make install
See the RPM instructions on the previous page for the location of the
installed driver.
5.
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Refer to Red Hat distribution documentation to configure the network
protocol and address.
Chapter 7: Driver installation
7.3
VGA driver installation
This section provides instructions on how to install the ATI® RAGE XL Video
Graphics Adapter (VGA) driver.
7.3.1
Windows® 2000 Server
You need to manually install the ATI® RAGE XL VGA driver on a Windows®
2000 Server operating system.
To install the ATI® RAGE XL VGA driver:
1.
Restart the computer, then log on with A d m i n i s t r a t o r privileges.
2.
Insert the motherboard/system support CD to the optical drive. The
support CD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled
in your computer.
Windows® automatically detects the LAN controller and displays a N e w
H a r d w a r e F o u n d window. Click C a n c e l to close this window.
3.
Click the item A T I
Rage XL Display
Driver from the
Drivers menu.
4.
The A T I W i n d o w s
2000 Driver
window appears.
Click N e x tt. Follow
screen instructions
to complete
installation.
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7.3.2
Windows® 2003 Server
The Windows® 2003 Server operating system automatically recognizes the
ATI® RAGE XL VGA driver during system installation. There is no need to
install an additional driver(s) to support the onboard VGA.
7.3.3
Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0
The Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0 operating system automatically recognizes
the ATI® RAGE XL VGA driver during system installation. There is no need to
install an additional driver(s) to support the onboard VGA.
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Chapter 7: Driver installation
7.4
Management applications and
utilities installation
The support CD that came with the motherboard package contains the
drivers, management applications, and utilities that you can install to avail
all motherboard features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time
without notice. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for updates.
7.4.1
Running the support CD
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the
D r i v e r s menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
If A u t o r u n is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of
the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder.
Double-click the A S S E T U P . E X E to run the CD.
7.4.2
Drivers menu
The D r i v e r s menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
The screen display and driver options vary under different operating
system versions.
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7.4.3
Management Software menu
The M a n a g e m e n t S o f t w a r e menu displays the available network and
server monitoring applications. Click on an item to install.
7.4.4
Utilities menu
The U t i l i t i e s menu displays the software applications and utilities that the
motherboard supports. Click on an item to install.
7.4.5
Contact information
Click the C o n t a c t tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can
also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
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Chapter 7: Driver installation
Appendix
References
This appendix includes additional
information that you may refer to
when configuring your barebone
server.
A.1
Power supply
A.1.1
General description
The barebone server comes with one SSI-type 700W redundant power supply
with 115V/230V AC voltage, 50Hz/60Hz frequency.
•
You may purchase and install a second power supply with the same
specifications.
•
When you installed two power supply modules, make sure to plug both
modules to a power outlet to achieve redundancy.
There are nine (9) power plugs from the power supply unit. Take note of the
devices to which you should connect the plugs.
P1
P1
A-2
P4P2 P5 P3 P8 P9 P6 P7
Motherboard 24-pin ATX power connector
P2
Motherboard 8-pin +12V AUX power connector
P3
Mid-fan board
P4
SMBus connector
P5
PCI cage riser board
P6
SCSI 1 backplane board
P7
SCSI 2 backplane board
P8
SCSI 3 backplane board
P9
Optical drive/floppy drive board
Appendix: References
A.1.2
Specifications
Output voltage regulation
Output Voltage Min (V)
Nom (V)
Max (V)
Ripple/Noise
+3.3V
3.25
3.30
3.35
+5V
4.90
5.00
5.10
50mVp-p
+12V
11.40
12.00
12.60
120mVp-p
-12V
-11.40
-12.00
-13.80
120mVp-p
4.85
5.00
5.20
50mVp-p
+5VSB
50mVp-p
Output current capacity
Output Voltage Min (A)
Max (A)
Max. Output(W)
+3.3V
0.5
20.0
66.0
+5V
0.5
20.0
100.0
+12V1
0.5
12.5
216.0
+12V2
0.5
12.5
216.0
+12V3
1.5
14.0
300.0
+12V4
1.5
14.0
300.0
-12V
0.0
0.5
6.0
+5VSB
0.0
2.0
10.0
Over-voltage protection
Voltage
Min (V)
Max (V)
+3.3V
3.8
4.3
+5V
5.7
6.5
13.5
15.0
+12V
Redundant power LED
Refer to section 1.6.4 for details.
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A.2
OS Support List
1. Windows 2000 Advanced Server w/SP4
2. Windows Server 2003 Enterprise/SP1
3. Windows Server 2003 x64 Enterprise/SP1
4. RedHat Enterprise Linux AS3.0/UP5 32bit (Don’t support Paxville)
5. RedHat Enterprise Linux AS4.0 32bit
6. RedHat Enterprise Linux AS4.0 64bit
7. SuSE Linux Enterprise 9.0 W/SP2 32bit
A.3
Qualified Vendors List (QVL)
DDR2 400 Registered DIMM AVL Candidate
Vender
Module Spec
Memory Chip
Samsung 512MB
Size
DDR2-400 512MB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
Samsung 512MB
DDR2-400 512MB ECC/REG (Dual Rank)
Samsung 1GB
DDR2-400 1GB ECC/REG (Dual Rank)
Hynix
Elpida
Elpida
Kingston
Samsung
512MB
1GB
512MB
512MB
1GB
DDR2-400 512MB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
DDR2-400 1GB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
DDR2-400 512MB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
DDR2-400 512MB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
DDR2-400 1GB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
Samsung / K4T51083QBGCCC
Samsung / K4T56083QFGCCC
Samsung / K4T51083QBGCCC
Hynix / HY5PS12821F-E3
Samsung 256MB
DDR2-400 256MB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
Samsung 512MB
DDR2-400 512MB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
Apacer
1GB
DDR2-400 1GB ECC/REG (Dual Rank)
Apacer
512MB
DDR2-400 512MB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
Corsair
1GB
Kingston 1GB
Apacer
512MB
DDR2-400 1GB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
DDR2-400 1GB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
DDR2-400 512MB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
Samsung 1GB
DDR2-400 1GB ECC/REG (Dual Rank)
Trascend 1GB
DDR2-400 1GB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
Wintec
1GB
DDR2-400 1GB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
Wintec
512MB
DDR2-400 512MB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
Apacer
512MB
DDR2-400 512MB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
Apacer
1GB
DDR2-400 1GB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
ATP
1GB
DDR2-400 1GB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
Samsung / K4T51043QBGCCC
Samsung / K4T56083QFGCCC
Samsung / K4T56043QFGCCC
Samsung / K4T51083QBGCCC
Infineon /
HYB18T512800AC-5
Samsung / K4T51083QBGCCC
Samsung / K4T51083QBGCCC
Samaung / K4T51043QBGCCC
Infineon / HYB18T512
400AF-5
Samsung / K4T51083QBGCD5
Infineon /
HYB18T512800AF-5
Infineon /
HYB1875T512400AF-5
Samsung / K4T51043QBGCCC
(continued on the next page)
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Appendix: References
Qualified Vendors List (QVL) continued
ATP
512MB
DDR2-400 512MB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
Apacer
Apacer
2GB
2GB
DDR2-400 2GB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
DDR2-400 2GB ECC/REG (Dual Rank)
Nanya
1GB
DDR2-400 2GB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
Nanya
2GB
DDR2-400 2GB ECC/REG (Dual Rank)
Nanya
512MB
Trascend 2GB
Trascend 2GB
DDR2-400 512MB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
DDR2-400 2GB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
DDR2-400 2GB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
Trascend 1GB
DDR2-400 1GB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
Apacer
512MB
Apacer
1GB
Trascend 512MB
DDR2-400 512MB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
DDR2-400 1GB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
DDR2-533 512MB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
Trascend 1GB
DDR2-533 1GB ECC/REG (Double Rank)
Apacer
2GB
DDR2-533 2GB ECC/REG (Dual Rank)
Unigen
ATP
ATP
512MB
512MB
1GB
DDR2-533 ECC/REG (Single Rank)
DDR2-533 512MB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
DDR2-533 1GB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
Trascend 512MB
DDR2-533 512MB ECC/REG (Single Rank)
Trascend 1GB
DDR2-533 1GB ECC/REG (Double Rank)
Viking
DDR2-533 1GB ECC/REG (Double Rank)
1GB
Samsung / K4T56043QFGCCC
Elpida / EDE1104AASE-4A-E
Infineon /
HYB18T512400AF-5
Nanya / NT5TU128M4AE5A
Nanya / NT5TU128M4AE5A
Nanya / NT5TU64M8AE-5A
Elpida / EDE1104AASE-4A-E
Infineon / HYB18T1G400AF5
Samaung / K4T51043QCZCCC
Elpida / E5108AG-5C-E
Elpida / E5104AE-5C-E
Samsung / K4T51083QBGCD5
Samaung / K4T51083QBZCD5
Infineon /
HYB18T512400AC37
Elpida / E5108AB-5C-E
Micron / 4XB42 D9CHK
Samsung / K4T51043QBGCD5
Samsung / K4T51083QCZCD5
Samaung / K4T51083QCZCD5
Infineon /
HYB18T512800AF37
SCSI HDD (15K)
Vendor
Type
Size
Seagate/8M/15K
U320/80-pin
36GB
ST336753LC
Product No.
Seagate/8M/10K
U320/80pin
36 GB
ST336753LC
FSC/15K
U320/80pin
36 GB
MAS3367NC
Seagate/8M/15K
U320/80pin
73 GB
ST373453LC
FSC/15K
U320/80pin
73 GB
MAS3735NC
Hitachi 8M/15K
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73 GB
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Qualified Vendors List (QVL) continued
LAN card
Vendor
Part Description
Product No.
ASUS
PXI-G45 PCI-X Gb LAN Card
80-C1S510-0B01
Intel
PRO/1000 MT Server
PWLA8490MT
Intel
PRO/1000 MT Dual port
PWLA8492MT
Intel
PRO/1000 MT Quad port
PWLA8494MT
Description
Product No.
SCSI card
Vendor
ASUS
PXL-S30 64 bit U320 SCSI Card
PXL-S30 R1.04
LSI
LSI21320 , 2ch U320
22-T00420204
Adaptec
SCSI 39320-R, 2ch PCI-X U320
1978300; ASC-39320-PK
Adaptec
SCSI 29320-R, 1ch PCI-X U320
1978100; ASC-29320-PK
Adaptec
SCSI 39160, 2ch 64bit PCI U160
1822300; ASC-39160-PK
SCSI RAID card
Vendor
A-6
Description
Product No.
LSI
MegaRAID 320-1 1ch 64bit PCI U320
Adaptec
ASR2120S 1ch 64bit PCI U320
1961800; ASR-2120S
Adaptec
Adaptec SCSI ZCR RAID 2025ZCR
2025ZCR
Intel
SRCU42L 1+1ch 64bit PCI U320
SRCU42L
Appendix: References
A.4
Troubleshooting
Some problems that you may encounter are not due to defects on the
system or the components. These problems only requires simple
troubleshooting actions that you can perform by yourself.
Problem
The power LED on the
server or on the monitor
do not light up
Action
1.
Check if the power cable is
properly connected to the
power connector in the
system rear panel.
2.
Make sure that the power
cables are connected to a
grounded power outlet.
3.
Press the power button to
make sure that the system is
turned on.
The keyboard does not
work
Check if the keyboard cable is
properly connected to the PS/2
keyboard port.
The mouse does not work
Check if the mouse cable is
properly connected to the mouse
port.
The system does not
perform power-on self
tests (POST) after it was
turned on
1.
Check the memory modules
and make sure you installed
the DIMMs the system
supports.
2.
Make sure that the DIMMs are
properly installed on the
sockets.
1.
Check the memory modules
and make sure you installed
supported DIMMs.
2.
Make sure that the DIMMs are
properly installed on the
sockets.
The system continuously
beeps after it was turned
on
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Problem
Action
T h e m e s s a g e “ N o n - s y s t e m 1.
disk or disk error”
appears
2.
Check if a bootable HDD is
active.
Network connection not
available
1.
Make sure that the network
cable is connected to the
LAN port on the rear panel.
2.
Make sure that you have
installed the LAN drivers
from the support CD.
Why do the fans run in
full speed after the
system is switched on?
(system fan: 5700RPM;
rear fan: 11800RPM)
Check if the HDDs are
properly installed.
Please go to Hardware Monitor in
BIOS setup and check the CPU
temperature and setting of SmartFan Control. If Smart-Fan is
disabled, please set Smart-FAN
control to “Enabled”. If Smart -Fan
is already enabled, please check
the followings:
1. If CPU temperature is over 600C
in BIOS setup, please shut down
and re-install CPU’s heatsink to
make sure that CPU’s heatsink is
tightly secured to the CPU.
2. If CPU temperature is over 60
C in BIOS setup, please check
whether the arrow on the system
fans points to the direction on the
rear panel. Re-install the fan in
case it causes CPU to overheat.
0
3. If CPU temperature is under 60
0
C in BIOS setup, please check the
CPU_FAN1 connector on the MB
connected with 3-pin connectors
on the mid-fan board (FANBPCAR21).
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Appendix: References
A.5
PVL-D/2U/SCSI block diagram
Intel
Intel
with 800 MHz system bus
with 800 MHz system bus
System Bus
64-bit, 800 MHz
X4 PCI Express
8xDDRII 400 DIMM slots (max. 16 GB)
PCIE1
Eight
DDRII 400 DIMM
Sockets
PCI-X 1.0 bus (64Bit/133MHz)
PCI bridge
Intel PXH
PCI-X 1.0 bus (64Bit/133MHz)
PCIE2
Intel Memory
Controller Hub
(E7520)
PCI Express interface
X4 PCI Express
PCI bridge
Intel PXH
PCI-X 1.0 bus (64Bit/133(100)MHz)
Adaptec
SCSI-Controller
AIC7902
ZCR
SO-DIMM
Type socket
X1 PCI Express
X1 PCI Express
Gigabit LAN1
BCM5721
LAN
Port 1
Gigabit LAN2
BCM5721
LAN
Port 2
PCI
Express
Slot 3
X8 PCI Express
Hub interface 1.5
ATI Rage XL
8 Mbyte
Hub 5
(ICH5R)
VGA-Conn.
SMBus
H/W
monitor
W83792D
Fan
IDE 1
LPC-Bus
USB 1
MINI_PCI
IDE 2
ASUS RS260-E3
System
information
Power Supply
Super I/O
W83627THF-A
Keyboard
USB 8
EEPROM
st
1 Serial Port
BIOS Flash
8 Mbit
Floppy
Mouse
A-9
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